We have all might heard things about reading and maybe it sounds now as cliche, but there are really interesting facts why reading books is important and why it has such a positive impacts on humans. Some facts are even scientific proved. Well, I didn’t make research about it on my own so I can just say that if you don’t believe it, then try it!
Reason 1 : Reading reduce stress.
When we read a book, we somehow need to stop and calm down. You can’t read a book while you are arguing with somebody, while you are stuck in a traffic jam or while your children jumping over your head. Right? So it is clear that you need some extra time to stop and take a time to read. The other important reason is that when you read, you focus on the content of a book and you forget other worrying things. Sometimes the book just suck you into it. The bookworms know what I`m talking about.
Reason 2 : Reading develops critical thinking.
By my opinion this is the most important thing about reading books. Especially this is important if we read some serious books and I`ll tell you why… The book is giving us information and when we read our brains automatically process these informations. So when we read, we also think and judge about reading content.
Here I would like to make a comparison with TV or any other video content. In this case you see informations which are directly set up in front of you and put it into your mind. There you actually don’t need much to think about it. That`s why on such way of giving informations it is very easily to manipulate with people, multinational companies and governments like it for sure.
Reason 3 : Giving knowledge.
I don’t exaggerate if I say that in books is all knowledge of this world. Just think about it…practically all topics and things are in books. Our whole life is too short to read all books, but `luckily` we are interested only in some specific topics. How to do it? You just need to take the time and read a book. Simple, right? OK, if I`m honest it is not so simple if you`re always busy. But people take a time for things which are important for them.
Reason 4 : Reading improves our health condition.
Important thing about reading books is affect on our health. From child ages maybe you all remember advice of parents, school teachers or even doctors who were telling us how `reading is good for you`. Scientists have proved that reading can lower our blood pressure and increase brain power.
There were also researches about diseases which affects brain, such as dementia and Alzheimer disease. Symptoms of both diseases are memory loss, forgetting things and losing social skills. It is proven that these mental conditions can be prevented if brains are stimulated very often. One of such recommendable activity is definitely reading books.
Reason 5 : Reading has positive effects on our intelligence.
Like it was mentioned before, reading have effects on our brains, it heightens brain connectivity. Like we know for reading you need determination, patience and diligence. The people who read have more open mind, they are more empathic and know how to think with their own head. I guess in ordinary life such people make better choices.
Reason 6 : Reading is good and cheap free time activity.
Anyway…we all need to admit that reading books is free and cheap hobby. You just go to the library, borrow a book and then read it. I shouldn’t forget some very good thing in reading books, you can take it anywhere. It has big value, and it`s not popular for thieves, what seems to me very nice.
Of course, you can also buy a book, and then it`s forever yours!
Reason 7 : Reading has very important effects on children.
We shall not forget on our children, our future. The sooner children start reading, the better it is for them. It is scientific proved that reading improves and helps along the process of cognitive development. When you read something to your child, you show him knowledge for his young world, it helps him to start understand what he sees, hears and feels. In this process the child`s brain are high stimulated. There were also more studies which show that for students who were reading much before pre school are more possibility to do well their formal education.
Books are timeless. People invented papyrus in Ancient Egypt but first printed books appeared in China somewhere around 7th till 9th century. Since then till the modern ages, books became more and more developed and accessible, now we can also have digital books which we can buy online.
Book will definitely survive us and will be here for us, until the Earth will exist, probably another 5 millions years.