There are many benefits of reading, but did you know many of these include improving health. Including reading into your daily or weekly routine is a good idea for many reasons. Here’s a list of a few reasons you should read.
It stimulates the brain. Reading books has been proven to stimulate the brain. I can even decrease your chances of having Alzheimer and dementia. The brain is like every other muscle in your body. It needs exercise. The more you use it, the better it becomes. Reading is a great way to exercise your brain and keep it healthy.
It increases knowledge. Whatever you find interesting, you can learn more about in books. Reading can teach you all kinds of things. President Abe Lincoln only had one year of schooling, but he learned everything he needed to know to become a lawyer, a businessman, and the president of the United States by being an avid reader.
It improves your vocabulary. The more you read, the more you will pick up vocabulary words’ meanings. After a while, you’ll start to use them in every day sentences without even realizing it.
It reduces stress and encourages tranquility. Reading can actually help you relax. It has been scientifically proven that reading religious texts such as the Bible or a Christian book can lower your blood pressure.
It helps you achieve your goals. People who consistently read are more likely to have goals and achieve them throughout their lives.
It enhances the ability to focus. People who read are able to focus easier and are better at making decisions. Readers also, over time, learn easier by hearing information as well as by reading.
Reading fiction improve social skills. This sounds like it couldn’t possibly be true. After all, the person with her nose in a book isn’t perceived as very social. But studies have shown that reading fiction influences how well we understand other people.
Reading fiction increases empathy. When we read fiction, we put ourselves into the minds and lives of other people. This exercise helps us empathize with others in real life situations.
So the conclusion is that reading can make you smarter, and fiction reading can make you kinder and more creative. I can think of no better arguments to encourage you to read this year starting today. The best thing about reading is it is great entertainment and so much better than anything on television or playing social media games.