Benefits of Reading

Jonathan Gualberto is an avid reader and is currently pursuing his Master of Business Administration. His desire is to become a financial analyst after his graduation and to prepare for his career; he keeps in touch with current business practices and events in the business world by reading. Reading is an important skill that needs to be developed in people. It has been said, “Reading is the mind, what exercise is to the body.” Here are some benefits of reading.

Mental Stimulation

According to research, “staying mentally stimulated can slow the process of Alzheimer’s and Dementia.” Keeping your brain active prevents it from becoming slack and losing its power. The brain is just like other muscles in the body if it is not exercised it will lose its power. Reading is one of the activities that engages the brain more than any other part of the body, and when you read, you are taking care of your brain.

Reduce Stress

Reading is known to be a stress-buster. If you have had a hard day at work, or if you are going through some other personal issue, sitting down with a good novel will help reduce stress and relax your mind. Reading will get your mind off the problem and get it engaged in the subject you are reading. It will cause you to relax and draw tension away.

Increase Knowledge

There are very few intelligent people who do not read. Reading increases knowledge because it fills out mind with new information. Your mind is the greatest storage device, more powerful that any computer, and it stores information while you read. The information stored in your mind is always available to you and will never be lost. You might lose your job, car or house, but the information in your brain cannot be lost.

Jonathan Gualberto enjoys reading, and one of his favorite books is “Big Secret for the Small Investor”, by Joel Greenblatt.