Read to Stimulate Your Brain
Did you know that reading regularly helps in preventing Alzheimer’s and Dementia? Mental stimulation keeps the brain active and engaged. Just like working out your muscles in your body, your brain needs exercise to stay healthy and strong.
Reading Reduces Stress
Getting lost in a book can take all your worries away. Allowing yourself the time and attention to be able to get lost in a remarkably good story can be very relaxing and beneficial in many ways. For example, reading reduces your heart rate, which keeps the stress levels low.
Reading stimulates our brains, which then creates connections between neurons that are called Synapses. During the process of synapses, your brain receives new memories and strengthens the existing ones. The more frequently you read, the better your mind gets at remembering and retaining all the new knowledge.
Improves Focus and Concentration
Reading helps train your intrusive thoughts a little discipline. To fully comprehend and absorb what you are reading requires 100% of your focus and attention. As you begin to focus, you can tune out any distractions happening around you, strengthening your attention span and increasing your concentration toward other aspects of life, not just reading.
Reading one book doesn’t impact your vocabulary overnight. It’s the consistency of reading and the exposure to words that help the definition to stick in our brains. Like exercise, you can’t expect results if we quit and give up. Reading daily works out the brain, and gets it prepared for new information to memorize, and store away for when the information is needed.
Reading Makes You Smarter
Having a consistent reading habit increases different types of intelligence in your brain. For example, Crystallized Intelligence, knowing and understanding literal facts, figures, and data.
Many books have in-depth knowledge on a variety of topics, subjects, and inventions. The more you read, the more information your brain stores.
Other examples include:
Fluid Intelligence-the ability to problem-solve, detect a pattern.
Emotional Intelligence-the ability to feel emotions and make connections to those feelings
Reading Improves Your Imagination & Creativity
When getting lost in a good book, your entire being gets teleport-ed to another realm. You experience the things happening in your reading as if it were your new life, new friends, new places, new experiences, and new lessons learned by new fresher broken hearts. Reading opens your eyes to all kinds of possibilities. When you read, you work out your imagination, increasing creativity.