Can Reading for Ten Minutes Save Your Life?

Posted on 10. Jun, 2011 by in Blog

Yes, it can. To find out how, read on. It can also significantly reduce your stress levels.

Dr. Joyce Brothers, psychologist and advice columnist, says: “No matter how much pressure you feel at work, if you could find ways to relax for at least five minutes every hour, you’d be more productive.”

It can be hard to stop working every hour when we’ve got a lot to do and anyway, ninety minutes is supposed to be the optimal period for high-intensity work. According to Tony Schwartz’s Huffington Post blog, if we work for more than 90 minutes we override our tiredness and instigate a fight-or-fight response in our bodies, which makes us produce harmful levels of stress hormones – adrenalin, noradrenalin and cortisol. Cripes. Who needs that? So how about a ten-minute break every 90 minutes?

That’s where eChook stories come in. Get up from the computer, take your mobile device outside for some fresh air if possible, and read one of our stories. You’ll be transported for ten minutes to a different world and your eyes will get a break too (phones and tablets require less surface area of the eye to be exposed than desktop computers).

And if you read standing up instead of sitting down, not only will you double your metabolic rate, but you’ll extend your life. (The latest research from MSNBC shows that too much sitting will kill you. Yikes. If it’s not one thing, it’s another.)

To download some ten-minute escapes for free, CLICK HERE for London Road: Linked Stories.

CLICK HERE to dowload the online e-book.

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