Stressed? Read a book.

“A 2009 study from the University of Sussex found that reading silently to oneself, for less than 10 minutes, reduced stress by 68 percent. In fact, reading was more effective at eliminating stress than listening to music (61 percent), having a cup of tea or coffee (54 percent) or taking a walk (42 percent).”

“Psychologists believe this is because the human mind has to concentrate on reading and the distraction of being taken into a literary world eases the tensions in muscles and the heart.”

From: http://www.care2.com/causes/5-ways-reading-a-book-can-improve-your-life.html

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