Reading Benefits Your Mind And Body [Infographic]

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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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  1. 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. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. I thought it was interesting how you said that reading can reduce stress by around 68 percent. My wife and I have been wanting to read more during the summer. It would be great if we could find a great series of Mystery books to read.

  5. I liked that you explained that reading is a great way to help your mind and body remain healthy. I would imagine that reading would be equivalent to an exercise for your mind. I will be sure to continue reading often as I grow older in order to maintain a healthy mind.

  6. It’s interesting to know that it has been proven that people who read about characters doing some activity are more likely to do it in real life. My husband got a couple of books as a gift from his friend, and we are looking for advice. I will let him know about the benefits of reading to help my husband to be more adventurous.

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