This week I stumbled upon a really great article that detailed all of the reasons reading shouldn’t just be a hobby. There are so many more benefits to reading than most people realize, and I really enjoyed getting to read about them in this article. Below are some of my favorite studies that they detailed.
Reading Fights Alzheimers
The National Academy of Sciences performed a study which showed that elderly people who read or play mentally challenging games are 2.5 times less likely to get Alzheimers.
Reading Makes you Seem Sexier
Pay attention guys! A recent study found that reading makes you appear more intelligent, which is especially attractive to women.
Reading Fiction Makes you More Empathetic
A University of Buffalo study concluded that reading books from a variety of perspectives helped people understand other viewpoints better and be more empathetic in their real lives.