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Benefit Your Health With Books!

By Donna Stark

Reading is arguably one of the most relaxing activities to engage in, yet so many people can't seem to find the time to sit down and enjoy a good book. And what a tragedy that is because not only are they forgoing the opportunity to learn something new or travel into another world, they are also missing out on all the health benefits that come from it. Health benefits from reading? Yes, you read that right! So, in honor of this month's National Read a Book Day, your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic want you to read the following.

Benefits of Reading

If you can't remember the last time you picked up something to read, it may be time to head to your local bookstore. Take a look at the following benefits that reading can bring to your life.

  • Relaxes the mind - If you are feeling distracted and stressed, you may want to consider getting comfortable with a book at the end of the day. Reading helps to reduce stress and encourages complete relaxation. Make yourself a cup of tea and incorporate it into your bedtime routine for quality sleep.
  • Boosts cognitive ability - Do you want to improve your mental skills? Grab a book! Reading can help increase your vocabulary, support critical thinking skills, promote creativity, and improve concentration. But that's not all! In addition to taking in new information, reading also supports your brain's ability to work at a more advanced level, too!
  • Reduces the risk of cognitive decline - It's vitally important to keep your mind engaged during the aging process and daily reading is one of the best ways to do that! By exercising your brain, strengthening your memory, and keeping your mind sharp, you can help reduce the risk of cognitive decline in your future.
  • Inspires action - Have you ever read something so good that it motivated you to action? Whether it is a self-help book, a textbook, or a work of fiction, books are often the catapult we need to act! They can motivate us to eat healthier, learn a new skill, or attempt a new hobby. Books are the perfect inspiration to a healthier, happier life.

Start Reading Today!

It's time to turn the television off and to put down those video game controllers. Get the entire family involved and start reading today! There is no better way to reduce your stress, bond with your loved ones, and transport yourself to other worlds.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in West Sacramento, Calif.

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