Most of us write simply because we love to. It’s an outlet for our creativity. It’s fun. (Hard work, sure, but fun.) As it turns out, writing’s got some health perks, too. Here are 11 science-backed ways writing improves your mind, body and spirit:
Baihley Grandison is the assistant editor of Writer’s Digest and a freelance writer.
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