Johnny Lee Park

Author & Writer

Why Should You Read Every Day? The Benefits Of Reading Books

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.”

—George R.R. Martin

You might not know, but an excellent book such as “Broken,” by Johnny Lee Park has the capability to offer more than just words. According to research, many books have proven to affect the human mind and soul positively.

Reading for as little as thirty minutes has been shown to reduce stress and other symptoms that may lead to an increased risk of developing a chronic disease. And if you are one of those who reads every day, chances are that you are more capable and self-assured when handling challenging situations, as well as more sympathetic to other people’s feelings.

Need more good and practical reasons to read a book? Then continue reading this blog to the end!

Reading can have a lifetime-long positive impact on your mental and physical health, that starts in early childhood and lasts until the senior years and beyond. Here is a quick rundown of how reading books can improve your brain — and your body.

Reading Improves Communication Skills

You have probably heard the adage, “The more you read, the more things you’ll know; the more you learn, the more places you’ll go.” It goes without saying that regularly reading a good book opens one up to a world of knowledge. Reading can expose you to vocabulary, and reading quality fiction like “Broken” can do wonders for your comprehension and learning. As a result, you will learn more and understand how particular sentences are put together. Additionally, the knowledge and exposure to the vast vocabulary you will gain from reading more books will help you improve your communication skills on all levels—resulting in effective communication.

It Aids Brain Power

Regular reading not only contributes to your intelligence but can also boost your cognitive function and capabilities. Reading frequently strengthens memory by giving your brain a good workout, similar to how running strengthens your cardiovascular system. According to research published in Neurology, reading may help slow the decline in memory and brain function that comes with aging and might also help to reduce the chance of Alzheimer’s disease and keep minds sharper for longer.

It Makes You More Empathic

It may be simpler for you to relate to others if you lose yourself in a good book like “Broken.” According to research recently published in Science, literary fiction, in particular, can help readers understand what others are thinking by experiencing other people’s emotions. If you read literary fiction as opposed to nonfiction, you will feel the effects much more strongly. Therefore, the next time you think of reading a book, consider picking up a great fiction book to help yourself understand others a little more and be empathetic.

It Can Help You To Unwind

There is a reason why many people enjoy curling up with a good book. It is because reading can put you at ease. According to one 2009 study conducted by Sussex University researchers, reading can reduce stress by up to 68 percent. It does not really matter which book you pick because, by getting engrossed in a good book like “Broken,” you can escape the concerns and stresses of everyday life—making it easy to focus on the present and things that really matter the most. 

It Aids In Quality Sleep

Contrary to popular belief, reading a book before bed can help you relax more than watching YouTube or streaming social media over a smartphone. Additionally, choosing true page-turners before turning out the lights will keep your mind more at ease because screens like e-readers and tablets can actually keep you up later and even interfere with your sleep. This is also true for children, as 54% of them sleep close to a small screen and lose an average of 20 minutes of quality sleep as a result. Therefore, it is essential to pick up a paperback copy of a good book, such as “Broken,” to aid in your relaxation and promote faster sleep so that you can prepare for the following day.