How often do you get to sit down and read a book? If you’re like most people, reading can be a hard activity to make time for in a busy world filled with home responsibilities, social media activity and work obligations. However, squeezing in a few minutes a day for reading can do wonders for your body, mind and spirit; read on to learn how!
3 Benefits of Reading
- Reading Boosts Your Body’s Natural Functions
Want to kick start your body and mind? Pick up a book! According to Real Simple, “Just like going for a jog exercises your cardiovascular system, reading regularly improves memory function by giving your brain a good work out. With age comes a decline in memory and brain function, but regular reading may help slow the process, keeping minds sharper longer.”
You’d better believe it, reading can help improve your memory and reduce the likelihood of brain disease as you age. “Frequent brain exercise was able to lower mental decline by 32 percent,” reports The Huffington Post.