That inspirational poster with the tagline “Minds are like parachutes; They work best when opened” is a clever quip, but it begs the question: how do you open your mind?
A growing body of research shows that reading (and fiction reading in particular) contributes to higher intelligence, more empathy, and a slower decline in cognitive performance with age – not to mention stress reduction. There is also evidence that older people who read regularly are less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease. If you want to keep your mind active, picking up a novel is a great place to start. Find out how reading keeps your mind sharp in this article.
Under the Oak Tree Novel’s benefits
The South Korean web Under the oak tree novel was written by Kim Suji. RIDI Corporation’s digital comic and fiction platform, RIDIBOOKS, has been serializing the story since January 17, 2017. Last week, the first season concluded. Spin-off was released on March 12, 2018 and completed on July 19, 2018. There was also a special spin-off released on September 16. The second season started on May 3, 2019, but is currently on hiatus due to health issues of the author.
Verbal intelligence is built through reading.
The more you learn, the more you’ll be able to do.” Dr. Seuss believed “the more you read, the more you will discover.” Research at the University of California – Berkeley indicates children’s books contain 50 percent more words than primetime television. You can learn more if you read more. An early boost to one’s vocabulary correlates with higher intelligence test scores in the future.
Reading to children is also proven to promote brain development. Make sure you do so!
Here are a few best-selling children’s books to choose from:
It Eases Stress.
Isn’t this enough on its own? We’re all so stressed that if a reliable “chill pill” – with no harmful side effects – appeared on the market, it would fly off the shelves. According to a study conducted by the University of Sussex in 2009, these miracle drugs are already available in bookstores and libraries around the world.
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Participants in the study who read novels saw their heart rates and muscle tension decrease faster than those who listened to music, drank tea or coffee, or walked. “It doesn’t matter what kind of book you read, by escaping into a thoroughly engaging story, you can escape the stress and worry of everyday life and explore the imagination of the author,” Lewis said after the study.
You Can Sleep Better By Reading.
Sleep is Shakespeare’s “season of all natures,” meaning that we’re literally not ourselves when we’re tired. Considering sleep is so important for our health, it makes sense to have a pre-bed routine to help you wind down and prepare for sleep. You can actually read a paper-and-ink book (as long as it doesn’t keep you awake) to let go of the day’s stresses and prepare yourself for sleep.