Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Tuesday Tidbit- Read like an Andorran

Nestled among the Pyrenees is the country of Andorra. The people of Andorra have the highest life expectancy rate in the world. How do they accomplish this rate? Well one way is with reading! Andorrans have the highest literacy rate in the world, it's 100%.

In fact, reading means so much to the citizens of this country, they have a holiday in April where they gift each other with new books! An entire holiday based on books! Studies show that reading is a top predictor of longevity. Not only does it keep your mind sharp, averting the onset of dementia, it also wards off depression. Research shows reading everyday can cut your risk 90%! so grab a book, and read...as if I had to tell you!

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