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How to add a couple of years to your life: read

If you’re looking for the magic bullet to extend your life, it’s right there in a book.  Any book. According to Yale researchers , reading books on a regular basis adds a couple of years to your life. In the study, researchers used three groups to identify this: non-readers, bookworms spending 3-1/2 hours per week reading, and those spending more than 3-1/2 hours reading. Taking into consideration gender, race, education, wealth, marital status and depression, the study found that readers who spent more than 3-1/2 hours per week were over 20 percent more likely to live the longest. So, there you go. No vitamins needed. Just a daily does of vowels, consonants and good punctuation. You can read more about the study here: Bookworms live longer . The question remains, though, who lives longer: those who write, or those who don’t? Your thoughts?