by Staff writer
Developing the habit to read books every day has greatly impacted the quality of life over centuries.
Reading is that important that many scholars have agreed that “reading anything” is much more beneficial than “reading nothing at all”
Here are 5 scientific reasons you must read every day:
1. Reading reduces stress
A 2009 study at the University of Sussex found that reading for only 6 minutes can reduce stress levels by up to 68%! According to the researchers, reading works better and faster than other methods of relaxing such as listening to music, going for a walk or settling down with a cup of tea.
Psychologists believe this is because the human mind has to concentrate on reading and the distraction of being taken into a literary world eases the tensions in muscles and the heart!
2. Reading improves your memory
The brain-stimulating activities from reading have been shown to slow down cognitive decline in old age in people who participated in more mentally stimulating activities like reading over their lifetimes. This means that people who read are less likely to suffer memory-related illnesses in old age.
3. Reading improves focus
Effective readers have incredible focus. When reading a book, you’ll pay attention to every single detail to fully understand the story. As Daniel Nkado put it, reading opens a rare type of connective ability you never imagine exists.
4. Reading expands your knowledge of things
From something as simple as learning a new vocabulary to acquiring a life-changing skill that can completely transform your life, reading is that beneficial to your existence. The more you read, the more you know.
5. Reading improves your confidence
Having a good general knowledge of things ends up making you more confident and articulate. Articulate people have been found to perform better in their workplaces, relationships, and society as a whole, because they are more likely to communicate better and make people listen to whatever they have to say.
Looking for what to read? Visit the DNB Stories book bank today and treat yourself to some fantastic titles.
by Staff writer