It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

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Sunday, May 03, 2020

Chapter 5, Page 3, Book 20

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.

Joseph Addison 

May 3rd - working out 

The more that you read, the more things you will know.  The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.

Dr. Seuss

I love to read and there’s not a day goes by that I’m not reading something.  My mind should be in good shape .  Reading enriches the brain with new thoughts, ideas and theories.  It  also elevates our imagination, broadens our perspective and enriches our vocabulary.

When you exercise your body your muscles gain strength and resilience as well as all other kinds of benefits.  When you read, you exercise your brain by imagining the scenarios and dialogue, and the more reading you do the greater your intelligence, just like the more exercise you do the stronger your body will be.

From relieving stress to improving brain function to increasing empathy books are capable of doing a lot more that just entertaining people .  Reading is the best workout for you brain.  It can even improve your memory.  Regular reading is good for your mind, body and soul.

There are a lot of different ways you can treat your brain with love and care for its health that doesn’t require a doctors appointment, a prescription, or a trip to the gym.  Plenty of foods including salmon, nuts and avocados have been dubbed as brain foods. for their high omega 3 fat content and doctors have long praised their ability to improve brain function and memory. Just as Sunday morning crossword lovers have long believed in the power of puzzles to keep brains healthy and functioning at their highest levels.

According to scientists, though one of the best ways you can exercise your rain is reading, and the the reason why is all connected to memory.

That’s why it is crucial to continually work to engage the mind and improve memory.  Luckily to do that all you have to do is pick up a good book.

Every thing we read fills our head with new bits of information and you never know when it might come in handy.  The more knowledge you have , the better equipped you are to tackle any challenge you face.

When you read a book all your attention is focused on the story and the rest of the world just falls away.  It’s very relaxing. 

Although many books can be very pricey, you can visit your local library , or read books from the library on your ereaders They provide free books that can be downloaded so there’s an unlimited choice that doesn’t cost a cent. There is something out there for everyone. so crack open an book and replenish your soul for little while.

Books are uniquely portable magic.

Stephen King


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Sunday afternoons are a good time to sit while and read a good book!

Mevely317 said...

Having lost my mother to (effects of) dementia, I really need to up my brain games.
Despite having been a 'book worm' from childhood -- a number of years ago I allowed a couple personal tragedies to take away my focus; my enjoyment. Thankfully, making time to sit and read 'on purpose' is becoming easier. I plan to partake a little later myself!

betty said...

I do like how many books are available digitally through our libraries, especially these days! Imagine not being able to have access to them! I see a lot of marquees at the schools around here encouraging students to keep reading during the time they aren't in the classroom. I heard its sporadic attendance for online learning, here at least, so I'm hoping parents are at least getting their kids to read daily or reading to their kids daily.


Rick Watson said...

I agree Ma. I read a lot but I also listen to books on tape while I drive.
Listening to the news or the music playing is sometimes painful.

jack69 said...

Sorry I missed this. I did enjoy the read, and good to know there is so much good attached to reading. I did not discover real reading until my late 50s. The only good thing about that was I had so many 'cheap.great' books by the best of authors to explore. I have read everything some authors have written, and cannot wait for their next.
I also enjoy coming here to read and get perspectives, new or forgotten.
Love you lady,
Sherry & jack