Reading is Making You Happier and Healthier

Your parents always told you that reading had its benefits; but, it turns out that those benefits go way beyond learning (and keeping you out of their hair). Reading is also able to reduce stress, and readers show a remarkable tendency to be happier and healthier than non-readers.

That’s all according to this excellent infographic put together by Raphael Lysander. Divided into “chapters,” the graphic breaks down all the benefits of reading – from physical benefits (like a lower heart rate), to mental ones (like increased empathy). Take a moment to read through the graphic – after all, it’s good for you!

All images courtesy of Raphael Lysander, via GalleyCat