A study published in the Journal Social Science and Medicine found that reading books may help people live longer. The researchers said their results indicate that adults who reported reading magazines and newspapers showed an increase in longevity by as much as two years over non-readers. Data from 3,635 men and women found that those who reported reading books for up to three and a half hours each week were 17 percent less likely to die over the 12-year follow-up period, while those who spent more than three and a half hours reading each week were 23 percent less likely to die. The researchers say there are likely more factors involved in the results, but they think cognitive benefits of reading may play a role in their findings. —Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell
Researchers say reading may increase lifespan, http://www.foxnews.com/health/2016/08/08/researchers-say-reading-may-increase-lifespan.html, Accessed August 8, 2016.
Psalm 119:105 (HCSB) “Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light on my path.”