Reading as stress relief

July 30, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

From Marie Claire U.K.:

Reading is the best way to relax and even six minutes can be enough to reduce the stress levels by more than two thirds or 68%.

New research by consultancy Mindlab International at the University of Sussex says reading works better and faster than other methods to calm frazzled nerves such as listening to music, going for a walk or settling down with a cup of tea.

Which is so funny, because I could swear that reading The Da Vinci Code and Kiss the Girls actually increased my stress level. Go figure.

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