As book lovers, we can’t help being a bit biased that bookworms are the best people. But there are even scientific studies that prove it! We’ve rounded up some of the most interesting researched-backed benefits to being a bookworm — from living longer to being more attractive. So the next time someone questions your excessive reading habits, just point them to this list of unexpected reading benefits!
1. Bookworms live longer.
According to a 2016 study published in the Social Science & Medicine journal, books lengthen the survival rates of readers. Examining 3,600 readers over 50 years old, Yale researchers discovered that readers lived 23 months longer than non-readers, and that even reading just 30 minutes a day increases lifespan.