Read a book

People who read books may live longer.

Researchers at Yale University studied the habits of people 50 and older and discovered that people who read 3.5 hours a week may add nearly two years to their lives.

You may live longer if you read books, but magazines and newspapers may not provide the same benefit. “Books engage the reader’s mind more, providing more cognitive benefit,” suggests researcher Avni Bavishi.

The Christian Science Monitor reported the results of the study.