WHAT IF I TOLD YOU THAT READING IS GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH AND WELLNESS?
That 30 minutes of reading has found to be just as effective as yoga at lowering blood pressure, heart rate and feelings of psychological distress!
Or that reading increases brain connectivity both during active reading and for days after ... the brain literally lights up with activity when viewed under an MRI during reading.
Would you run and grab something to read or would you need a little more convincing?
Here is more research that I found to support reading being good for your health ...
What should you read???
Now, if you are at all like me, that first line already had you running for the nearest book and hollering to your family that you were taking a wellness break and are not to be disturbed ... although if you are really really like me, you probably already had a book or two sitting right beside you ready to go lol.
For the rest of you ... The answer is simple ...
Read anything and everything you can get your hands on!
Mix it up between fiction and non-fiction (but stay the heck away from the news ... that shits depressing).
Try something motivational or life changing.
Step out of your comfort zone and try a new genre ... or a subcategory of your favourite genre.
Pull out your old favourites, or a new book from your favourite author.
Find something with a little sizzle (or a lot - thanks to RHD for that awesome word hahaha), some suspense, or action, or adventure ... something set in your favourite location ... something that teaches you something fun.
Ask friends for recommendations and give them a try ... even if they aren't the typical books you read you never know what amazing world you might stumble across.
Try the website whatshouldireadnext.com for suggestions based on a book you loved.
Check out your local library.
Sign up for bookbub.com and get emails once a day or once a week highlighting e-books that are being offered for free or sale from the publishers and accessible though your favourite book reading apps. You get to pick the genres and subcategories that you see offers for.
Light and heartwarming
Brien-anne RMT, CA
I am passionate not only about Massage Therapy & Aromatherapy, but also living a holistic lifestyle and empowering & inspiring others to do the same!