We have come accustomed to the technological world we live in where almost everything is accessible with just a touch of a button through the gadgets we use of our televisions, radios and our cellphones. And all of this can keep our minds buzzing at a thousand speeds per minute, and you can feel as though you running against time. Reading is not only about gaining knowledge here are 3 reasons why reading is good for you.
- Reading helps reduce stress by relaxing the body and calming the mind.
This is an important point because these days we seem to have forgotten how to relax and especially how to be silent. The constant movement, flashing lights and noise which bombard our senses when we’re watching TV, looking at a computer or playing an electronic game are actually quite stressful for our brains.
When we read, we read in silence and the black print on a white page is much less stressful for our eyes and brains.
- Reading improves our vocabulary and leads to more highly-developed language skills.
This is because you learn new words as you read but also because you unconsciously absorb information as you read about things like how to structure sentences and how to use words and language effectively.
- Reading exercises our brains.
As it strengthens brain connections and actually builds new connections. Therefore if you read regularly, you develop the ability to improve your concentration when you have to sit still and quietly to focus on your story. Reading at any time of life could also help preserve your memory into old age.