Another batch of tasty bookmark designs for local libraries – feel good without the guilt!
“A significant association was also found between frequent library use and reported wellbeing.” So says the DCMS study; Quantifying and Valuing the Wellbeing Impacts of Culture and Sport.
It found that you’re better off visiting the library than going to the gym!
Ranking different leisure activities and their ’worth’ to the people who take part in them, it finds that going to the library is beneficially valued at £1,359/year! It finds fitness activities, such as going to the gym, are actually associated with people being unhappier than they would otherwise be!?
It lists: Value of engagement in culture and sports
(per person/per month)
Visit libraries frequently £113
Team sports £94
Arts and Crafts £85
Seeing Plays £83
Individual sports £69
Music Concerts £62
So, forget that sweaty gym pass and cycle down to your library! Be well!
We’ve said it before: Reading’s good for you!