We already know that reading is a key to success for some of today’s top business leaders and entrepreneurs. Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, and Elon Musk are all voracious readers, just to name a few. But does reading have important health benefits as well? The answer is an emphatic YES. Reading has been shown to do all of the following: Reduce stress levels (by 68 percent!) Preserve brain health and lower the risk of Alzheimer’s and Dementia Alleviate anxiety and depression Help you fall asleep Increase life expectancy Boost happiness and overall life satisfaction Reading accomplishes all of this by activating your mind, providing an escape from day-to-day life, and offering refreshed perspective for life’s challenges.