It has been found that reading improves memory and is a far better activity than any other leisure time activity like watching television or listening to the radio. When you are reading parts of the brain gets involved in vision, language, and associative learning. Reading spurts your brain to think and concentrate. It keeps the mind young which is why it is very often recommended for aged people. It also guards against mental illnesses like Alzheimer’s and Dementia in elderly people. Reading can help melt way stress and keep stress hormones like cortical in check.
Reading promotes empathy and concentration
Relating to the lives of the character helps you to understand other’s feelings and gives you the ability to deal with your problems. It may meet you to meet your goals in life as you relate to a character who had overcome many obstacles. Reading improves focus and concentration as well. In today’s times, we are so busy multi-tasking that we hardly focus or concentrate on any one thing for a long time. Reading helps us to focus and concentrate.
Reading boosts Vocabulary and better writing skills
Reading can improve grammar and vocabulary. The research throws light on the fact that five to 15 percent of all the words we know through reading. It is particularly important for school going kids and young teenagers because it increases their vocabulary and grammar. It shows that reading also improves empathy. With an expansion of vocabulary, you will find improvement in your writing skills. Reading a variety of well-written books by noted authors will not only enhance your writing but will you give you exposure to various types of writing styles, cadence, and fluidity.
If you are interested in beauty, health or travel, you will get lots of information on the net. You can apply them also in your life. Reading makes you knowledgeable and well informed. You can talk on a variety of subjects and your friends look up to you for answers. It builds higher self-esteem, which all of us need.
Reading enhances creativity
Reading exposes you to a variety of information and thus enhances your creativity. There is a matching book with every course. For example, if you have read a book on computer hardware or software you can come up creative solution if there is any problem with your office computer.