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Ryan B
@Pizzafan2020 · Posted 04 Oct. 2020

I was doing some research on the benefits of reading. I found out that those who read books (it can be any kind of books) people tend to live 2 years longer than those who don't read at all. Reading is very good for the brain it keeps the brain active and sharp. This makes me want me to read even more. I do enjoy reading.


Avyanna Dream  Site Admin
@admin · Posted 05 Oct. 2020

I absolutely agree that there are tons of long-lasting physical and mental health benefits that come with reading. When we read, we fill our brains with loads of fresh information that might come in handy when we least expect.

Apart from strengthening the brain and helping us to live a tad longer, reading (i)enhances our ability to understand the feelings and beliefs of others; (ii) builds our vocabulary size which in turn can improve many aspects of our lives like the ability to communicate effortlessly and effectively;(iii) helps us prepare for a good and restful night; (iv) lowers our heart rate, blood pressure, feeling of distress and lessens depression symptoms.

The question now is, what should you be reading? I think the short answer is, whatever good book you can lay your hands on would be worth the many physical, psychological, and mental benefits that come with it.


Debbie Katz Free Spirit
@debkatz78 · Posted 04 Oct. 2020

I also heard that it helps to ward off the effects of things like dementia and keep the brain sharp. Creative thinking is a really beneficial way of exercising your brain. Like using your imagination. A lot of people as they get older lose this ability which is something that is really strong as a child.


Ryan B
@Pizzafan2020 · Posted 04 Oct. 2020

Yes all my siblings have been getting their children into reading books starting them at a young age and they all love to read books now because of it. It's important to read and to keep our brains active and thinking. It helps reduce the risk of a lot of diseases.


Godwin Oladele I write content
@Writelord · Posted 05 Oct. 2020

Just as cycling, jogging, and cardio are physical exercises for the body, reading is a mental exercise for the brain.

Reading, especially reading novels, has been proven as a therapeutic activity. Frankly speaking, many people don't exercise the brain enough. Reading is just one way to do so. Then again, so also is playing chess or listening to music. 


Sonal Sonale
@ssonalese · Posted 05 Oct. 2020

Reading for me, especially outside my bedroom works like magic. It allows me to temporarily escape from my stressful world and put me in a beautiful and positive mood. I recommend reading outside your bedroom for a change. 


Bomb . Carpe Diem...
@bomb · Posted 05 Oct. 2020

I totally agree with you. Books have this unique ability to not only eliminate ignorance but also brings out the best in us. Personally am a fan of non-fictional books. My writing style greatly increased when i committed to increasing my reading my 10x....thanks to the 10x rule (You should read that book)!

I have discovered the more I read, the more i see things through the eyes and sometimes the hearts of some big scholars resulting in better and fulfilling life decisions. 

I used to read one book per month, but with the lockdown, i increased my target to 2 books. And it's working fine. Atleast something good from the pandemic. 


Junz Salise Logo Designer
@znuj99 · Posted 05 Oct. 2020

I love reading . Reading helps me expand my horizons and gives me many new ideas. I get most of my creative logo ideas from reading.


Joe Waiganjo
@Techy.Rack · Posted 05 Oct. 2020

You already know that books are fun, but did you know that regular reading is also important for cognitive and emotional well-being?

Reading has been found to enhance connectivity in the brain. A decline in memory and brain function is a side effect of aging, but regular reading may help slow the process. Keeping your brain active and engaged can slow the progress of Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

Everything you read fills your head with new bits of information, and you never know when it might come in handy. The more knowledge you have, the better.

It’s an obvious one, but we often forget how much reading improves our general knowledge. Whether our main interest is American politics or we’ve got a passion for holistic healing, there’s always more out there to learn and absorb than we might have thought. Whatever our motivation might be for increasing or improving our general knowledge — impressing friends at parties or quenching a thirst for more information — expanding our reading list and making a daily habit out of reading is a sure-fire way to do it.


Mia Gomez
@miacol64 · Posted 05 Oct. 2020

I have been feeling distressed for quite a while now and doing a good job of hiding it from my friends and family. The only thing that is giving me peace and joy now is reading and coming here to interact and share my feelings with other members. When I feel down, I just walk to my favorite cafe and read with a good cup of coffee. I have to say nothing gets better than a good coffee and book.


Muneeb Zafar
@Muneeb.Zafar · Posted 05 Oct. 2020

One can't be everywhere at once, one will carry countless places with them in books  and continuously read about them.

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