This is Why You Should Start Reading!
Reading has become abandoned. But many still love it. If you are one of those that love it, you will more when you learn the many benefits it gives. And if you do not read, you can still learn why you should.
Reading Lowers Stress
With no research, it is evident that reading reduces stress levels. You enter an artist's world and giving you a break from worry about what is currently happening in your life now. The more scientific explanation is that the mind must concentrate so much on the literature that the mind must forget the rest of the world for some time.Mindlab International even conducted a study on reading at the University of Sussex. The study compared the stress-lowering ability of reading, listening to music, walking, drinking tea, and playing video games. The subjects of the experiment read for six minutes, and the reading reduced stress levels by 68%. Music did so by 61%, drinking tea by 54%, walking by 42%, and playing video games by 21%. Thus, entering this 'altered state of consciousness' can relax you.
It Makes You More Empathetic
When reading, you can place yourself in the shoes of characters. You then see how they think, feel, act, and why they behave so. To be able to view life through others' eyes is empathy. Therefore, the more you read, the more empathetic you become.The book mustn't be any story, but long literary fiction. The book must be long because skimming an excerpt will not inform you on all the family and their motives. It must be literary fiction because literary fiction's narratives explore characters' minds and inner lives. It provides a balanced and sympathetic view of them, even in the face of their having committed despicable acts. But based on this criteria, some non-fiction (autobiographies for example) can work the same.This is all so that the literature can enhance the 'theory of mind,' or the ability to estimate others' thoughts. Being empathetic revolves around this 'theory of mind.'With this empathy comes, then, sociability. Sociability entails reading body language and distinguishing emotion. You can also know what to say, how to say it, when to say it, or whether to say nothing. From being sociable, since many jobs count on it, you can advance quicker than you would have if you did not read. So, reading can move you nearer, too, to success.
It Increases Your Analytical Reasoning & Memorizing Skills
While reading, you must remember plots, persons, and such to get your book. To understand it, you must analyze it. Analyzing is finding trends of any size. Hence, when you read voraciously, you practice these skills voraciously. Since practice perfects skill (or shifts it near perfection), your memorizing and analytical reasoning skills will rise.
It Slows the Progress of Alzheimer's
Mentally stimulating activities generally lower Alzheimer's effects. With reading comes more benefits, making it more desirable than the other activities, such as board games. Since there seems to be no disadvantage to it, only benefits, start reading today to have all its benefits.