Five Reasons To Read More In 2017
It’s hard to believe we’re almost at the end of another year!
As 2017 approaches, it’s natural to start thinking about New Year’s resolutions; that long and aspirational list of all the things we want to achieve in the year ahead.
While getting fit and healthy is often top of the resolutions list, a healthy resolution doesn’t necessarily mean burning more calories or cutting out carbs. Did you know curling up with a good old fashioned book can have tonnes of health benefits too?
Here are a few great reasons to make reading more books one of your New Years’ resolutions for 2017:
1. Reading keeps the mind active – Studies have shown that keeping your mind active is just as important as keeping your body active. Reading books, along with puzzles, games and other mentally challenging activities are thought to help prevent brain diseases, such as dementia, later in life. So put down the remote and keep that brain active with a good book!
2. It can reduce stress – Not only is stress unenjoyable, but it’s also bad for your health. Luckily, picking up a book is one of the most relaxing ways to unwind. In 2009, researchers at the University of Sussex found that reading can reduce stress levels by 68 per cent!