16 Reasons to Read More

Benefits of Reading

  1. Reading before bed will help you sleep better
  2. Protect against Alzheimer’s disease (“elderly people who regularly read or play mentally challenging games are 2 ½ times less likely to have the debilitating illness“)
  3. Creative hobbies, like reading, help preserve late-life memory. (slowed late-life cognitive decline rate by 32%)
  4. Lower stress – According to a new study reading for just 6 minutes can reduce stress levels by more than 2/3 – relaxing us more than music, a walk or a cup of tea.
  5. Lengthen work out time by reading a book, or listening to an audio book
  6. Boost your vocabulary, which will increase self-confidence, and maybe even help your career (10 Research-Tested Ways to Build Children’ Vocabulary)
  7. Lead By Example – If we want our kids to read more, we need to lead by example.
  8. Improve Empathy
  9. Economical Entertainment – cheaper than going to the movies, free if you visit your library
  10. Increase knowledge
  11. Boost mind-reading skills? Mind-Reading Skills Boosted by Reading Literature
  12. Enhance analytical thinking
  13. Develop more focus and concentration. Try reading for 15-20 minutes before work and you’ll see an improvement in your focus and concentration at work
  14. Better writing skills
  15. Self-Help books have been shown to reduce depression
  16. Promote Imagination

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