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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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9 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.

  3. I do like how you mentioned that reading can help keep the brain be elastic and static while reducing mental decline for the elderly by 32%. That is quite nice to learn as I am trying to train myself into reading a lot more frequently. As of now, I am going to start with inspirational blog posts to keep my days more inspiring and work my way to books from there. Hopefully, this would be able to help me become better in writing too as I aspire to be a poet someday if possible. Thanks!

  4. I like how you mentioned that reading helps you to improve your memory because you have to remember a lot of things. This would be really true if you are reading educational books or something like that. That way you not only improve your memory but you can learn a lot as well.

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