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What Should I Read Next?: Research

This guide is meant to provide students with resources for pleasure reading.

Reading is Self Care

What the Research Says

Did you know 30 minutes of reading can reduce stress as much as the same time spent doing yoga or watching a funny video? Research from the University of Sussex found that even six minutes of reading can lower heart rates and ease muscle tension. Reading could even make you live longer, according to a study from Yale University School of Public Health. They found that reading for 30 minutes each day could add two years to your life. Make a little more time for reading in your life and you will benefit psychologically and academically!

(M.Ahart, 2022)