Healthy Action Step of the Day: Read at Least 30 Minutes a Day

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Read at least 30 minutes a day. Making time to read every day is not only good for expanding our world, it also makes us healthier. This Reader’s Digest article shows that reading can help us to live longer and supports healthy brain functioning. In addition, this article from The Expert Editor looks at how reading improves memory and empathy as well as helps with depression, cuts stress and reduces the chances of developing Alzheimer’s later in life. Bottom line, reading is great for our health, so grab a good book today.

Tip: If you don’t want to spend a fortune on books, get a library card and check out books there. It’s free! (as long as you return the books on time) and is a budget-friendly way to strengthen your brain and your health without stretching your dollars. For suggestions on some good healthy summertime reading, check out 5 Summer Reads to Boost Your Health.

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