8 Science-Backed Reasons to Read a (Real) Book
There's nothing like the smell of old books or the crack of a new one's spine. (Plus, you'll never run low on battery.) As it turns out, diving into a page-turner can also offer benefits for your health and happiness. Although more and more people own e-books, it seems safe to say that real books aren't going anywhere yet, and these benefits of reading are here to stay. (Pick up one of these great books for any mood if you need a recommendation.)
Eighty-eight percent of the Americans who read e-books continue to read printed ones as well. And while we're all for the convenience of digital downloads and a lighter load, we can't bring ourselves to part with the joy of a good, old-fashioned book. When we talk about healthy habits, we might as well add reading books to the list. Here are eight smart reasons to read a real book.