Benefits of Reading

Many people loved to read and stuck to the reading culture until they got married and had kids. Balancing between family and reading can be difficult. People replaced reading with social media, emails and text messages. The benefits of reading have been slowly forgotten. This article will remind you of some of the amazing benefits of reading.

Prevents Diseases like Alzheimer’s and Dementia

A lady reading while baskingEducation studies show that reading stimulates and makes the brain function longer and better. The same way exercise is good for the body, reading stimulates the brain and prevents diseases associated with aging. Active readers do not suffer Dementia and Alzheimer’s, and if they occur, they delay.

Memory Retention

Reading helps you gather information as you turn pages. You have to keep characters and plotlines to enjoy the novel. The more you read, the more you will be strengthening your memory retention.

Makes You More Empathetic

Children reading as part of summer funReading puts you in the shoes of the writer. Be it an essay, a novel or memoir. Putting yourself in the shoes of the writer time and again makes you see life from a different perspective. You will develop empathy, and you will be able to relate and understand people in real life better.

Reduces Stress

Yes, it is true that reading reduces stress. When reading, you are supposed to concentrate, and for a moment you will forget all your problems. Connecting with the story makes you another person who is happier. You might be in a better position to handle your stress after reading.

Reduces Loneliness and Symptoms of Depression

Outdoor readingAs mentioned above, readers develop a strong relationship with the characters or writer, and this makes them forget their problems. Such a connection relives any heartbreak or stress you might be suffering. If you are reading a happy book, all your sadness will go away for a moment. If you are reading about a happy family, the picture created in your mind will make you happy and imagine how it would be to have a family of your own.

From the above points, it is clear that readings come with many benefits. It is a culture we should instill in our children and siblings. Technology has brought numerous benefits to us but at the same time eroding important cultures like reading. Take time away from your computer and social media and read a book. You will thank me later.