7 HEALTH BENEFITS OF READING

7 HEALTH BENEFITS OF READING

Reading a good book seems to be almost always the best idea. Whether you just want to relax or entertain yourself, books are always there for you.

If you start reading from childhood as I did, you definitely love books. And you are becoming a bit more in love as you grow up because you start to understand the power a book can make on people’s lives.

Indeed books tend to have a mystical influence on us. Because reading stories of others gives us a window to their souls. So there may be not a bigger human connection to that of reading books.

Sleep is good, he said. "And books are better."

George R.R. Martin

Thankfully books are not an item of luxury yet, you can get them even for free. Whether you own them or not, you can read as much as you want.

So what stops you to take some time for yourself and read? 

If you need more motivation why reading should be a habit then there are actually seven reasons why reading can not only changing your life but also your health. 

Actually, there are seven scientific-proven health benefits of reading books:

  1. Strengthens your brain
  2. Increases your ability to empathize
  3. Helps prevent age-related mental decline
  4. Reduces stress
  5. Helps you sleep 
  6. Helps relief you from the symptoms of depression
  7. May help you live longer

So the next time you pick up a book, you make remember that it not only time to relax but also it is time to get a bit healthier too. 

The ability to read awoke inside me some long dormant craving to be mentally alive.

Malcolm X

Do you love reading too? Which book do you think helps your health the most? Please share below your story that may help others too.

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Konstantia

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