If you’ve seen the motivational poster with the tagline, “The mind is like a parachute; it is at its best when it is open.”, then you know it’s an interesting analogy, but you are also left wondering: What exactly does it mean to open your mind?
As it turns out, there is a growing body of research that shows reading (and fiction reading in particular) contributes to smarter thinking, empathy, and cognitive decline with age as well as stress reduction. In addition, studies suggest that older people who read regularly have a lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s. As a result, reading a book is a great way to keep your mind active. Below are specific ways reading can help keep your mind in shape.
Reading The Novel Under The Oak Tree Has Many Benefits
Kim Suji is the author of the South Korean web novel Under the Oak Tree. Since January 17, 2017, the digital comic has been serialized on RIDI Corporation’s RIDIBOOKS platform. It concluded its first season on March 5, 2018. On March 12, 2018 a spin-off was announced and completed on July 19, 2018. The 16th of September saw the release of a special spin-off as well. In spite of the second season starting May 3, 2019, the author is currently ill, so the series is currently on hiatus.
Building Verbal Intelligence Through Reading.
The more you read, the more you learn, as Dr. Seuss said. It is said that “the more you learn, the further you will go.” Over half a million words are contained in children’s books than in prime-time television. Learning about the world begins with reading. A person’s vocabulary boosts their intelligence scores later in life, particularly when they are younger.
Children’s brain development is also promoted by reading to them. Don’t forget to do that!
Below are some best-selling books for children:
It Reduces Stress.
Don’t you think that’s enough? When a reliable “chill pill” – without harmful side effects – becomes available, we would be able to buy it in droves. An international study from the University of Sussex found, however, that these miracle drugs already exist in libraries and bookstores across the globe.
Reading novels caused heart rates and muscle tension to decrease faster than listening to music, drinking tea and coffee, or even exercising by walking. In his statement following the study, Dr. David Lewis noted that no matter what book you read, you can escape from the stresses and worries of the everyday world by losing yourself in a thoroughly engrossing story.
A Good Night’s Sleep Can Be Achieved By Reading.
When we are tired, we literally aren’t ourselves, as Shakespeare called sleep the “season of all natures”. Having a pre-bed routine can help you wind down and prepare for sleep, since sleep is so vital to our health. Paper and ink books can be a great way to let go of the day’s concerns and prepare for sleep (so long as they don’t keep you awake).