Why ‘Getting Lost in a Book’ Is So Good for You

Sarah DiGiulio, writing for BETTER:

Whether you’re the reader who rips through a new book each week or the one still slogging through that bestseller your friend recommended months ago, psychologists (and their research) say your time is being well spent.

And if it’s been a while since your last date with a good book, the experts have a few reasons that might convince you to give it another go.

As science has shown, the act of reading comes with a ton of benefits. Books can provide a sense of human connection, the strengthening of social skills, and a healthy form of escape from real life. And if for some reason that's not enough to convince you to pluck a book off your shelf and give it a go, how about the fact that reading is very engaging for the brain and may actually even help us live longer? Be sure to check out this article and find out about why you should be reading more.