Most people perceive reading books as an introverted hobby for the anti-social and feeble. However, you will be quite surprised to know that reading books has many positive effects on your emotional, intellectual and psychological state of mind.
In this post, I’m going to state the 9 Scientific Facts about book reading and how it can improve your life.
1) Reading Enhances Memory
Every time you read something new, your brain “makes room” for the new information to fit in. With these new spaces, you can take advantage of any new information that may arise from the books you read.
2) Reading Can Be Therapeutic
As per a behavioral researcher, Cristel Russell, reading can help with any stress or turmoil that occur in your life. If you are going through a break-up or want to simply relax then try reading a new book.
3) Reading Expands Your Vocabulary, So It Will Make You Sound Like A Genius
The more books you will read, the more words you will come across. And the more often you will read these words, the more likely you will understand them and use them while speaking and writing.
4) Being a Reader Means You’re Likely to Learn Something New Everyday
Anne E. Cunningham, an education professor who wrote a research paper had discovered that reading frequently actually does make you smarter. It not only helps you retain knowledge but also help you to remember the knowledge later on in life. Whether or not you realize it, but reading books stockpiles your brain with new information and you’ll never know when it may come handy.
5) Reading Helps to Prevent Alzheimer’s
As per a recent study, people who read are two and a half times less likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease later on in life. Though this doesn’t mean that reading books will prevent the disease, but it proves a slight relationship between reading and prevention of Alzheimer’s.
6) People Who Read Books Are More Likely to Vote, Exercise and Be More Cultural
According to a study done by the National Endowment for the Arts, reading makes you more engaged throughout life. It helps you take advantage of any activities that may spring up during your life.