Benefits of Reading Books Regularly

Benefits of Reading Books Regularly

When you love to read, you are able to protect your brain from stress levels and Alzheimer’s disease. In addition to that, you encourage yourself to develop positive thinking as well as fortify friendship. Here are some of the many benefits that your body can get from reading a book on a regular basis.

Benefits of Reading Books Regularly

Reading Enhances Your Memory

Reading on a regular basis gives your brain the workout it needs. This workout cannot come from listening to the radio or watching TV alone. According to recent studies, whether you are simply scanning your coffee maker’s instruction manual or absorbed in a page-turner, the parts of your brain, which have evolved for other functionalities like language, associative learning, and vision, connect in a certain neural circuit for reading. That is very challenging and because of that habit, your brain is forced to concentrate and think deeper.

Reading Boosts Your Workout

Like the Real Housewives episode or Lady Gaga’s latest single, books are also considered good company when you are working out. According to a popular magazine, a plot that you are sucked into may keep you on the treadmill much longer in order for you to finish a jaw dropping chapter. In order to avoid shoulder or neck pain, readers are advised to use the book ledge of the machine and they should not round their shoulders during their work out.

Reading Promotes Younger Brain

According to studies, reading a good book can take many years off your mind – literally. Recent studies proved that adults who spent their spare time doing intellectual and creative activities such as reading had a 32% much slower cognitive decline rate later in life compared those who did not read books.  According to experts, reading, together with other intellectual activities, can make the brain more effective and efficient through changing its structure. Because of that, it continues its proper functionality in spite of age-related illnesses related to the brain. Another recent research found that older people who regularly play mentally challenging games such as puzzles or chess and read books are less likely to develop mental illnesses such as Alzheimer’s disease.

Reading Melts Away Stress

According to recent reports, reading books or magazines that interests you tamps down levels of stress hormones (cortisol) that are unhealthy to your body. A British study also gathered participants and let them engaged in reading and other anxiety-provoking activities. Some were told to read, play video games or listen to music. The participants who read dropped 67% of their stress levels, which was a significant dip compared to the other groups.

Reading Enhances Your Vocabulary

Many researches and studies proved that reading enhances vocabulary by expanding your mental dictionary. As a matter of fact, experts estimate that we learn 5 to 15% of all the words we learn through reading. Particularly, this is very important for children since their vocabulary size is dramatically and directly related to the books and other reading materials they read.

Reading Enhances Empathy

According to university studies, stories often provide life-changing perspective. When you get wrapped up in the characters’ lives, it strengthens your own ability to understand the feelings of other people.

Reading Encourages Life Goals

Reading success stories can also help motivate you. If you read someone’s story of overcoming obstacles, you might become motivated to reach your own goals. The more you get to know the character and his successful experiences, the more you are motivated to start something new. Motivational books and magazines are really helpful tools in keeping yourself positive despite daily struggles.

Reading Helps You Connect With Other People

When you relate yourself with characters in a magazine or book, you also experience some kind of relationship in real life, which can boost your sense of inclusion, and therefore makes you connect easily with other people.

Reading Brightens Your Day

While it is true that happy ending stories can lift spirits, novels can also be able provide the readers positive feelings in much subtle ways. Minor events in the story can even make you reminisce the past. Does the character attend a beach party? You will likely remember the sand and surf party you have attended because of that narrative. And since reading brings back happy memories, this habit can definitely brighten your day.

Reading Helps You Save Money

According to studies, average novel normally costs between $8 and $13 and takes about 6 hours to read. Compare reading to movies, amusement parks, and eating in fine restaurants, reading is way more cost-effective for your entertainment budget.

 

 

 

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