Everyone suffers from stress. How do you deal with it? Maybe you’ve tried acupuncture, considered supplements, reduced your caffeine intake, joined a yoga class, started breathing exercises, or downloaded a meditation app.
But there is one specific activity that relaxes the body and mind better and faster than almost anything else. Yep, you guessed it, it’s reading!
Reading has been found to lower heart rate, decrease blood pressure, and reduce overall stress to a significant degree. According to a 2009 study conducted at the University of Sussex, reading can reduce stress by up to 68%. And even better, it only takes six minutes. The study’s results show that reading was more effective than listening to music, drinking tea, or taking a walk.
Imagine cutting your stress in half just by reading a book for six minutes!
It turns out the best method for dealing with stress is sitting right on your bookshelf.
Which book will you be picking up next? Let us know in the comments below.