Medical benefits of reading

What could be better than to letting yourself shrouded by the magical world of a book? For many of us, reading is the best way to relax and escape from the daily stress. Doctors, however, believe this activity has numerous other benefits.

Moreover, according to scientists at Yale University, people who spend more than three hours per week reading have a 23% lower risk of dying prematurely, compared to those who don’t use to read.

Even though the mechanism which connects a prolonged life and reading was not been established was not yet discovered there are several theories suggesting that these benefits are conferred by stimulating neuronal connections. These connections significantly reduce the risk of neurodegenerative diseases which can shorten life.

Studies suggested that more than 75% of Americans read at least one book in the past year. If you’re in the 25% part maybe the next list of benefits will convince to do otherwise.

  1. Reduces stress
  2. It prevents the cognitive collapse
  3. Helps you to socialize more and better
  4. Provides better sleeping habits
  5. You will become more intelligent

So, when was the last time you read a book? Even researchers are supporting this theory, while the studies have shown that reading not only improves your vocabulary but also contributes to your IQ l and level of intelligence. Also, if you’re a bad sleeper, leave that phone somewhere else and start reading a good book. It’s the best remedy!

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