According to Roger J Kreuz. Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Memphis, reading fiction has been associated with a longer lifespan. In the article How Reading and Writing Can Help Us Live Longer, Healthier Lives, he reports that “A large-scale study conducted by the Yale University School of Public Health found that people who read books for at least 30 minutes a day lived, on average, nearly two years longer than non-readers….The researchers suggest that the imaginative work of constructing a fictional universe in our heads helps grease our cognitive wheels.”

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