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Did You Read During The Pandemic?

April 22, 2021

We’ve been keeping in touch with our clients during the pandemic. I recently spoke to a client. She told me during the pandemic her husband read 200+ books. While it was enjoyable, he didn’t want to go through that again.

It got me to thinking about reading and its benefits. Many people say they don’t read books anymore. I think that’s sad. According to neuroscience, reading changes the way your brain works – in a positive way.

If you were playing tennis, a certain area of your brain lights up. If you are reading a book about tennis, the same area lights.

Additional research shows curling up with a good book for the evening increases our ability to focus and grasp more complex ideas – sort of a brain workout. If you just skim a book, more essential abilities decline.

Reading can increase your brain power – think of it as jogging for your mind. The more you read, the more your brain is getting a workout. As our memories decline with age, reading may help slow the process plus keep our minds sharper for longer. This according to research published in Neurology.

So, besides the brain benefits of reading, why not relax and get involved with a good book? It can take us to various parts of the world or galaxies while we wait at home for the pandemic to subside.

Based on articles from:

https://www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/reading-books-brain-chemistry.html

https://www.realsimple.com/health/preventative-health/benefits-of-reading-real-books

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