Study: Reading ‘can help reduce stress’
University of Sussex researchers found that reading is one of the best ways to relax, and even six minutes can be enough to reduce the stress levels by more than two-thirds, according to The Telegraph.
Reading also works better and faster than other methods such as listening to music, going for a walk or settling down with a cup of tea, researchers found.
Psychologists believe, the article said, 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.
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