Why Reading Books is Good for You

Recently I was pondering what are the benefits of reading. After a quick Google search I found some very interesting reasons. You can find them below.

As for me,  I don’t so much read a novel as much as I experience the story. Well written stories with witty dialogue among well defined characters engaged in a gripping storyline with lots of twists and turns is always satisfying for me. It’s time very well spent for me. The best novels remain in my mind for days, weeks even months later.

Reading for me is an absolute neccessity.

Did You This About Reading?

Reading is good for you. Insanely good for you. Let’s run down just a reasons of a the benefits:

It helps you relax. In a British study, people were forced to do an activity that made them anxious. After that, they were asked to read, play video games or listen to music. The readers’ stress levels dropped the most: by two-thirds.

Studies have shown that mental stimulation can slow the progress of Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Reading books forces your brain to work, which helps keep it healthy.

Reading is like a jolt of genius to young minds. A child with strong reading skills is more likely to have higher intelligence test scores later in life.

As much as we may love to curl up with a book, it’s getting harder to find the time. Thanks to smartphones, 60 percent of workers are connected to the job 13 hours a day. And if you’re a mom in America, you have roughly 36 minutes of free time in a day. You want to read, but it’s hard to fit in your schedule.

More Reasons to Read More

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A quick Google search reveals the following interesting reason to read more.

It Makes You Interesting And Attractive

This goes hand in hand with reading to become smarter. Having a library of information that you have picked up from non-fiction reading will come in handy in any academic or scholarly conversation. You will be able to hold your own and add to the conversation instead of having to make your excuses and leave.  You will be able to engage a wider variety of people in conversation and in turn improve your knowledge and conversation skills.

It Improves Your Memory

Maryanne Wolf, author of Reading in the Brain: The New Science of How We Read explains that “Typically, when you read, you have more time to think. Reading gives you a unique pause button for comprehension and insight. By and large, with oral language “when you watch a film or listen to a tape, you don’t press pause.” The benefits of this increased activity keeps your memory sharp and your learning capacity nimble.

Improves Your Focus and Concentration

Unlike blog posts and news articles, sitting down with a book takes long periods of focus and concentration, which at first is hard to do. Being fully engaged in a book involves closing off the outside world and immersing yourself into the text, which over time will strengthen your attention span.

To Develop Your Verbal Abilities

Although it doesn’t always make you a better communicator, those who read tend to have a more varied range of words to express how they feel and to get their point across. This increases exponentially with the more volumes you consume, giving you a higher level of vocabulary to use in everyday life.

It’s Cheap Entertainment

Compared to other forms of entertainment, books are quite cheap. You will never get a movie ticket for $8-$10. But, with this money, you can buy yourself a book and be entertained for many hours.

Why do you love reading? What types of books do you enjoy? Drop me an email here.

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