Our body needs physical exercises for obvious reasons – to get fit, to burn those tenants (fats), and to be on a good condition. Who knows when the zombies will attack right?
Likewise, our brain also needs exercise to keep in shape.
One of them is reading.
So before termites and rats eat your whole bookshelf, it’s time for you to know these 5 awesome reasons why you should start reading a (real) book.. NOW!
Reading improves your vocabulary
People who are into reading books often have wider range of words. The more words you know, the more effective you can be in expressing your thoughts and communicating to others.
Reading protects you from Alzheimer’s disease
Study shows that Alzheimer’s can be slowed down or prevented through reading and other mentally challenging activities. In case you’re wondering, Alzheimer’s disease is a neurological disorder caused by dead brain cells which effects to memory loss and cognitive decline.
So if you want to stay mentally fit even at your old age, time to hit the
Reading helps you sleep
Remember the times when your sleep betrays you.. even after counting millions of sheeps jump over the fence? When sleep seem to wander away, you rely on books to help you sleep (not as pillow of course!).
Reading a real book before bedtime gives your body a signal to relax. If possible, refrain from using e-books or other mobile device as they can actually keep you more awake and disrupt your sleep even more!
Can’t find your way to sleep? Learn these 6 steps for a better zzz…
CAUTION: Avoid reading good books or you’ll end up sleeping the next day!
Reading powers up your brain
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
Dr. Theodor Seuss
According to Rush University Medical Center’s study, adults who are into reading good books and other intellectual pastimes have about 32% slower late-life cognitive decline.
The more efficient your brain is, the more efficient you can be in your day-to-day affairs.
Reading is a good, free pastime
Stuck in the hellish traffic of EDSA? Worry no more!
Instead of throwing curses that won’t change the inevitable predicament anyway, relax and grab your favorite book. This will make your travel worthwhile and refreshing. ‘Wag ka lang lalagpas okay?!
See the amazing things reading a book can offer to you? If I were you, you better save that cash you buy for soft drinks and junk foods for the upcoming 38th Manila International Book Fair this September 13-17!