Not only is physical activity important for people as they age but so is mental fitness. Reading is truly a lifelong activity that caters to all age groups. From mystery to romance to non-fiction there is certain to be a book that appeals to you. Whether you are young or old there is some benefit to be reaped from sitting down to enjoy a good book. Studies have shown that seniors who read consistently are able to combat brain aging and maintain agile thinking. Reading will help your memory improve by forging new pathways in the brain as you delve into story lines and characters that differ from your daily life. It has also been shown that reading is an easy way to reduce stress and get your mind off of the things that are bothering you. The less stress in your life, the healthier you will feel.
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