The Dog Days of Hot Summer are here . . . reading any good books lately? If so, you're doing your body good--very good, as a matter of fact. According to an article published in the Telegraph (UK), reading offers "ultimate relaxation." The altered state of a readers' consciousness--even reading silently for as little as six minutes--works more effectively at reducing stress than listening to music or playing video games. So when the going gets tough, maybe it's time to retreat with Jane Austen, Nicholas Sparks or even Janet Evanovich. Reading words penned on the page might be just what you need to chill out.
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