For many years various studies were conducted on the positive effects of reading and the latest researcher is done at the Yale School of Public Health going through 12 years of HRS data about the reading habits and health of more than 3,600 men and women over the age of 50 in 2016.
Their research found that people who read books for 30 minutes a day over several years were living an average of two years longer than people who didn’t read anything at all.
For those who read books for more than three hours each week were 23 percent less likely to die between 2001 and 2012.
When we make connections, so does our brain, literally forging new neural pathways between regions in all four lobes and both hemispheres. Over time, these neural networks can promote quicker thinking and may provide a greater defense against the worst effects of cognitive decay..