Reading Young Habits Help in the Long Run.
Studies show that those who consistently read from a youthful age, are cognitively more intellectual than the average non-reader, as well as more self-protective against the nasty effects of age. Books trigger parts of our brain that TV cannot do. For example, a study done in 2012 at Stanford University showed that those who read a passage from Jane Austen whilst in an MRI had triggered certain censors in parts of their brain. Another study showed that fictional books train our brains to access creative spaces, developing our ‘theory of mind’ – the capacity of someone’s capabilities to empathize and understand another individual.
Get Fit at the Same Time
With things becoming more digital and easier to accomplish, we’re able to start combining frivolous tasks for our enjoyment. For example, studies show that those who listen to audiobooks on the treadmill will work out for a longer period – through “temptation bundling”. This combination of wanting to read more and needing to exercise more creates a balance that improves your time management and lifestyle. Start small and read something you enjoy and are interested in; it will help the experience from being a burden to being a joyous experience. Not only are you improving your grammar and linguistic abilities by reading, but you are also separating yourself from the social media void that can cause a lot of stress and depression. Studies have shown that when reading, stress levels lessened by 68%. If you are reluctant to convert to the world of e-readers, just remember that these apps give you a trial run to see if it’s the right thing for you.
You Want to Read, But What About the Trees?
The publishing sector is one of the heaviest-polluting industries in the modern world and when the technology sector can provide a solution, it is worth a shot. Prospects including incorporating e-readers to eventually replace books will reduce the use of ink and paper to print. Even though many of us prefer hardcopy books, these appliances are ideal for those few pages as you wait for the bus home. Regardless of the medium, we read from, our brain is unable to distinguish the source for it responds the same way to reading stories and rehashing actual memories. The finer difference is the effect it has on the grey matter of your brain. When reading an audiobook, voices, and themes are pre-determined for your experience. In contrast, reading a book uses components like your imagination and conditioning to generate the prosody and scenery as you read it. While reading may be the “purer” form of consuming literature, audiobooks can still do the job!