What was the last book you picked up? Or rather, when was the last time you picked up a book? If it has been a while, now is a good opportunity to start reading again.
Books have been around for a long time. They contain culture, literature, and entertainment on almost every page. But that’s not all books have to offer. Here are among the many things you earn just from reading a book:
- A sharper mind.
Some seniors experience mental decline because they don’t find the time to keep their mind active. You see, your brain works like your muscles. The more you work it, the sharper it becomes. The less you exercise it, the duller it goes. Reading is a good way to keep your mind active. Think of it as your brain exercising on a treadmill!
- A vaster knowledge.
In each book lies a hidden treasure of information waiting to be discovered. This doesn’t just apply to non-fiction books either. While fiction novels may not necessarily take place in the real world, they can share nuggets of wisdom too. Often you’ll find fantastical stories discussing politics, social sciences, and psychology. It’s a treat you won’t be expecting!
- A quicker memory.
Reading a novel encourages you to follow a sequence. You can say it is a kind of mental exercise. Every time you pick up the book from the chapter you left off, your brain is tasked to recall the previous events in the story. You’ll be shocked to see how much detail you can remember. Give it a try!
- A wider vocabulary.
Authors employ a wide variety of terms in order to paint you a mental image of the events. From time to time, you might even encounter a word you haven’t come across before. And that’s a good thing because you’ll be able to stash that word in your own vocabulary now. Make it a habit to keep a dictionary with you when reading a book!
- A richer imagination.
Have you ever watched a movie and felt like the actors weren’t really doing a good job of portraying a certain character? Well, you don’t have to worry about that when reading a book. You’ll be in charge of how you want each character to look, how they will sound, or act. The words are just there to give you suggestions, but it’s mostly up to you to picture the story out.
To get started on reading, why don’t you try asking a friend for a good book recommendation? You can also drop by your local bookstore and browse through the collection they have available. A friendly carer from True Faith Home Health Care LLC can accompany you there and make the trip a lot easier.