Over 26% of American adults have not even cracked open a book within the past year. With so much modern technology surrounding us, it is easy for us to forget the benefits of opening up a traditional paperback. Taking the time to indulge in a nice book may actually be one of the best ways to invest in your future cognitive function. According to researchers, reading a small amount each day can help prevent cognitive decline and improve your memory.
- Reading exercises your brain and helps prevent cognitive decline as you age.
- Reading fiction promotes empathy because you are seeing the world through another person’s perspective.
- People who are high achievers are those who make reading a daily habit.
“It’s an unfortunate reality considering that researchers have found that consuming the written word is exceptionally good for people.”