“Reading does to the mind what exercise does to the body.” Jim Kwik
Have you asked yourself, why does reading remain beneficial in the digital age?
It is simply because reading is something we can’t do without. Just like we can’t do without water.
Reading heals the mind. It’s an antidote to the mind.
There are 5 positive effects reading does on your brain Highlighted below;
It allows you to experience more sensations:
Sometimes you wonder why you read and you easily relate to the subject matter.
It’s because the author/writer writes about the happenings around them.
That’s why you read books, social media posts, and the likes and you end up nodding your head. It provides you what you relate with and sometimes you get ideas from there, too.
It makes you more empathetic:
This applies to fiction readers. They easily empathize with the character of the novel or story they read.
In one way or the other, they can easily resonate with what they read faster than non-fiction readers.
Books provides plenty of mental stimulation:
The more you read, the better you become an avid reader, It does to the brain what exercise does to the body. For your brain to stay healthy and alert, it needs exercise daily.
You become less stressed when you read regularly:
This one shouldn’t be overemphasized. Most times your brain feels stuck at a point, you just feel confused and don’t know what to do.
When you make a habit of reading, it allows your brain to transports itself to another world. It helps your brain feel relaxed on a subject.
Reading can improve your memory:
Reading puts your brain to action. It helps you collate things easily, it enables you to think fast and smart, you also get to widen your scope of knowledge.
The more you read and engage the part of your brain, the easier it is to keep your memory strong.
So, there you have it, 5 positive effects reading does on your brain.
Apply these to your reading culture and see you becoming better at it.