According to various scientific studies, reading has measurable health benefits beyond the transient (or infinite) enjoyment you derive from simply reading stories and experiencing characters. In fact, reading benefits your mind and body in so many ways, and the effects are so vast, it might just be the ultimate way to keep your brain and body healthy as you age.
Science shows that when we read, our brain’s neural pathways come to life, causing new synapses to be created. This expands the brain’s elasticity, which decreases mental decline for the elderly and helps people of all ages improve their memory capacity.
And reading benefits go beyond the brain. This infographic from the The Expert Editor looks at several other fascinating reasons you need to pick up a book, pronto!
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