Toni Pike gives us an extensive list of health benefits derived from reading fiction, some of which we may never have considered. Head over to The Story Reading Ape for details …
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Reports suggest that less than fifty percent of people read fiction, and that number may be declining. I was recently surprised to find out that a relative of mine, a middle-aged man, never reads novels and chooses instead to watch podcasts. A close friend told me that she only reads magazines, and someone else said that he hadn’t read a book for years.
That inspired me to list the health benefits of reading fiction. There are so many positive effects that it should be made compulsory. It helps your career path, improves the functioning of your brain, increases your social skills and helps prevent disease. That means there are significant impacts on your physical, social, spiritual and mental health.
The Health Benefits
Young people who read extensively tend to do well at school and university. They often go on to…
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