Benefits of Reading: Why you should start reading books

When was the last time you ? Do you think it is embarrassing when people find out that you like reading? Or it is just not your interest?

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Life used to be a lot simpler and easy and reading was one of the most popular forms of self-development and entertainment. While readers fully well understand the benefits of reading for pleasure, very few are actually aware of the great benefits of reading books.

But these days, with the ever advancement and technology, there is more distraction and other things for people to do. Since many people have lost interest in reading, some children, even find it boring as they prefer to play video games or spend all their time on their phones.

Below is a youtube below that explain why you should start reading.

Some benefits of becoming a reader:
  • Stimulates the mind – A study done by the NEA explains that people who read for pleasure are many times more likely than those who do not to visit museums and attend concerts, and almost three times as likely to perform volunteer and charity work. Readers are active participants in the world around them, and that engagement is critical to individual and social well-being.
  • Reading Can Reduce Stress – A study by consultancy firm Mindlab International at the University of Sussex showed that reading reduces stress. Subjects only needed to read, silently, for six minutes to slow down the heart rate and ease tension in the muscles. In fact, it got subjects to stress levels lower than before they started. For more information, check out the Telegraph article.
  • Reading Books Expand Your Imagination
  • Source of Entertainment – Reading is one of the cheapest forms of entertainment, it is even free on the internet or libraries. There’s a reading genre for every literate person on the planet, and whether your tastes lie in classical literature, poetry, fashion magazines, biographies, religious texts, young adult books, self-help guides, street lit or romance novels, there’s something out there to capture your curiosity and imagination.
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