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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4 thoughts on “Reading Benefits Your Mind And Body [Infographic]

  1. Kevin Morgan says:

    Nice Infographic, Expert Editor, thanks. I can’t imagine life without reading. My imagination always does a better job of a story than movies or other media. I did like a quote from Shadowland, about the life of CS Lewis: “We read to know we’re not alone.” kev aka FitOldDog

  2. Jane says:

    Thanks for sharing this very informative article. I am starting to be health conscious now, I am starting to eat healthy and workout everyday.

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