Why reading is good for your health

 Reading is one of the most noble activities you can engage in. But, despite the world of knowledge and imagination that lies in every library, too many people never pick up a book again after they finish school. What a tragedy! Not only are these poor souls are forgoing an opportunity for knowledge and entertainment, but they are mission out on all the health benefits of reading! And no, reading your news feed on your cell phone is not the same thing. We’ve researched the health benefits of reading to convince you to get to the next item on your reading list. 1) Relaxes the mind 2) Boosts brain function 3) Contributes to happiness 4) Helps with shut eye 5) May keep Alzheimer’s at bay 6) Inspires motivation 7) Promotes tolerance and understanding 8) Increases concentration