There are countless of people in the world who do not read books. Perhaps what they read I centered on tweets and a couple of celebrities. It is advisable to read every day something substantial like a good book or a magazine that has informative articles. This is because reading has been linked to several benefits that many people are not aware of. Here are some of them;
While reading, the mind is kept active and involved. This keeps the brain powerful. This prevents or slows downdementia or Alzheimer’s. The body needs exercise to function well. This is the same for the brain. It needs mental stimulation, or else it will be lost. Studies have shown that puzzles and quizzes have the same effect on the brain.
People are faced with various difficulties in life every single day. It could be issues at work or failed relationships. All this is forgotten when getting lost in a good story. Reading makes the mind be in the present moment and that helps the readers to forget about their worries for a while. A feeling of relaxation kicks in and the stress they had reduces.
Reading injects knowledge into the brain. The more we read, the more we are equipped with knowledge. This knowledge is useful because it may help us to deal with various life circumstances. Ignorance kills people. We, therefore, need the knowledge to survive. No matter what is taken from a person, their knowledge will always remain with them.
Reading more books exposes the readers to new vocabularies that they will get used to and end up using them. This gives them a sharp look, and everyone looks up to people who are articulate and knowledgeable. It is also a bonus in their professions because well-outspoken people that are more aware of global issues and things like scientific breakthroughs are always leaders. Their self-esteem is raised by a simple act of reading because they have confidence in themselves.
Reading often gives the brain the power to remember things at ease. When reading, there are a couple of things that have to be remembered. It starts with improving short term memory then over time the long term memory is improved.
Reading is very beneficial to our health and our minds. It is, therefore, important to give oneself a challenge and read a chapter a day or a book in a week or month. It gets easier to read with time.