by Lexi Petronis
GlamourI know, I know...it's Thursday! Who has time to read on a Thursday? But these brain and body (and relationship!) benefits might inspire you to tuck into a book on your lunch hour or during your next coffee break (I know that's what I feel like doing, anyway).
It reduces stress. And who doesn't need a little bit of that in her life? Whether it's a work of fiction that transports you to another world or a nonfiction book that challenges you to think, research has shown that reading a book can lessen your stress levels by up to 68 percent.
Reading a book might actually help divorce-proof your marriage. For real! Celebrity divorce lawyer Raoul Felder says that reading a book every two weeks helps ensure there's always new stuff to talk about--zeroing out the chance of having banter with your significant other be the same old, same old all the time.Read More »from If You Do One Healthy Thing Today, Do This: Read a Book (It's Good for Your Body and Brain!)