The Benefits Of Reading Every Day

*This is a collaborative post.   There’s nothing quite like a good book, opening the pages and getting lost in a story for hours at a time. ...

*This is a collaborative post.


There’s nothing quite like a good book, opening the pages and getting lost in a story for hours at a time. Reading is becoming a lost past time as people move towards TV and their smartphones to pass the time. But reading is a habit that has so many benefits that last us our entire lives. If you’re already a big reader, then you already know how great it is, but if you need some convincing, then read on. 

Reading is good for your health 

Reading regularly is good for your overall well-being in a number of ways. Engaging your brain with a good book can reduce your chances of developing conditions such as dementia and Alzheimer’s. So next time you’re looking for great birthday or father’s day gifts then a pair of sneakers and a book might be the perfect combination. Think of reading as an exercise for the brain. The more you do it, the fitter it will be.

Improve your general knowledge 

Every book is full of information, facts, and ideas you’ve never come across before. It can’t help but make you smarter, which can benefit your life in many ways. This knowledge will stay with you for life. 

Set your imagination free 

Unlike watching TV, which is a passive activity, books can fuel your imagination. Your mind has to build the world of your book while you’re reading. Being imaginative is a skill we often lose as we get older and boring adult responsibilities take up all of our time. 

Strengthen your memory 

When you’re engrossed in a book, you’re subconsciously improving your memory. As you go through the story, you need to remember plot points, characters, and other pieces of information. The more you read the easier it is to remember these details. So reading a book is actually improving your short and long-term memory, which is great for everyday life too.

Unleash your inner detective

Analytical skills are important for solving problems in our everyday lives. If you’re a fan of crime novels and mysteries, then you’ll be improving these skills by trying to solve these puzzles as the story goes on. Even if you don’t get it right at the end, you’ll still get the benefit.

Reduce stress in your life

Some people meditate, some people run, and some people read. Modern life can be stressful and you have to find ways to deal with this. Prolonged stress can have a negative impact on your mental and physical health. Escaping into a book, even for only a few minutes a day can help you focus on something other than your problems, allowing your body and mind to relax for a while.

Reading builds relationships and friendships

You might think reading is a purely solitary affair. This doesn’t have to be the case. If you have children, reading with them can be an extremely effective way to spend quality time together and bond. In one activity, you’re improving their brain development and their emotional needs.

Additionally, an interest in books is a great way to find common ground with other people. Being able to talk and socialize with other readers is a great way to expand your circle of friends. Why not join a book club or online discussion group.

Educate yourself for a fraction of the price

There probably isn’t a subject in the world that someone hasn’t written a book on. For the price of a book or a library membership, you can learn about anything that takes your interest. It’s a great way to expand your mind and your skill set.

Develop an impressive vocabulary

Language is a beautiful thing, and the chances are you only know a small fraction of it. By reading a variety of books, you’ll be exploring new words and phrases. These will start appearing in your vocabulary and you can improve the way you communicate and articulate yourself.

Become a better writer

The legendary horror novelist Stephen King once said that to be a great writer you had to do two things ‘read a lot and write a lot’. Now. you might not want to write a novel, but being able to articulate yourself well in writing is great for writing emails, letters, and work documents.


It’s never too late to catch the reading bug. There are no downsides to this hobby. Try incorporating reading into your everyday life, whether that’s relaxing with a book for hours at a time or reading a page or two whenever you can.

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