Reading is not just a job – it also pays off. Reading books brings 21 percent more salary later and as an adult. This is the conclusion of a remarkable study by Giorgio Brunello (Books are forever). For this purpose, the researchers evaluated the reading habits and careers of around 5,000 European women and men born between 1920 and 1956. Result: It did not matter which books the subjects read in their youth – as long as they read about ten books. To read more books, however, had no significant salary effect.
Study: Who reads, lives longer
It gets even better: According to a study by Yale University, people who read regularly live longer than those who do not.
For the long-term study, the researchers observed 3,635 subjects (all at the beginning of their 50s) over a 12-year period. They divided them into three groups:
- People who read less than 3.5 hours a week
- Readers reading more than 3.5 hours each week
- Result: The participants of the last two groups lived on average longer than the non-readers. Those who read regularly 3.5 hours a week or longer could even reduce their mortality risk by up to 23 percent; Those who read for at least a few hours lowered the risk by 17 percent, regardless of their state of health, gender or education level.
It also does not matter if those concerned read magazines, books or blogs. The genre is also irrelevant. The effect is the same.
“If you spend half an hour a day reading a book, you have a significant survival advantage over people who do not read at all,” says study author and Yale professor Becca R. Levy.
In other words, reading can extend life by an average of two years you can check many reading app they help you to download book in your phone one of the best app i found aio downloader.
The reason: According to the scientists, reading trains our cognitive abilities, thereby reducing stress – and that is a killer in the long run.