Make a date with a book for Australian Reading Hour. Reading doesn’t only improve the mind. It also improves lives and makes better societies by increasing happiness, reducing stress, and improving health.
The idea is simple.
On Thursday September 14 2017, stop what you’re doing for one hour and pick up a book. We want Australians to either rediscover or introduce themselves to the benefits of reading.
In children, it has been shown to help with identity formation, setting them up for success in the future.
In adults, it has been shown to reduce stress by 68% more than listening to music, going for a walk, or having a cup of tea.
[source: Australian Reading Hour]