Benjamin Ambrosio, a police officer with the New York City police department, loves to read. Like so many people, reading has provided him with a number of benefits, that those who don’t read on a regular basis are missing out on. Here are just a few of the benefits you can enjoy by reading books regularly.
- Mental stimulation — keeping your mind stimulated can help slow the progress of Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Keeping your brain active and engaged helps to prevent it from losing power.
- Reduce stress — losing yourself in a great story helps the stress of the day slip away. A well-written novel can transport you to other realms, allowing tension to drain away.
- Gain knowledge — everything that you read fills your mind with new bits of information. You are better equipped to tackle daily challenges when you have more knowledge.
- Expand your vocabulary — you gain exposure to more words when you read, thereby expanding your vocabulary. This helps you to be more articulate and well-spoken which can help you in your profession
- Improves memory — reading requires you to remember an assortment of backgrounds, characters, histories, and nuances. Every time you create a new memory, you are forging new brain pathways that assist in short-term memory recall.