"Reading was proved:
• 68% better at reducing stress levels than listening to music;
• 100% more effective than drinking a cup of tea;
• 300% better than going for a walk and
• 700% more than playing video games.
• Reading for as little as 6 minutes is sufficient to reduce stress levels by 60%, slowing heart beat, easing muscle tension and altering the state of mind."
— Dr. David Lewis 'Galaxy Stress Research,' Mindlab International, Sussex University (2009)