The Many Benefits of Reading – Penguin Random House
Improves Memory: Reading activates the parts of your brain that create new synapses for memory.
Lengthens Life: One study shows that those who read as little as 30 minutes a day live on average 2 years longer than non-readers.
Makes You Smarter: Reading has been shown to enhance vocabulary, improve articulation, and increase creativity.
Relieves Stress & Lowers Blood Pressure: Just 6 minutes of reading has been shown to lower heart rate and muscle tension.
Improves Sleep: Incorporating a reading routine into your bedtime ritual tells your body it’s time to wind down and get some sleep.
Makes You More Empathetic: Reading literary fiction, in particular, has been shown to improve one’s understanding of others’ beliefs and views.
Do something for your health and happiness by reading more!