5 Reasons You Should Unplug to Read Everyday

We’re inviting you to Unplug to Read at 8:00 PM every day – to put away your gadgets, grab a book, and just relax and read.

Learn more about the Unplug to Read with NBS campaign here.

But why, you might ask? Here are 5 benefits you get from reading every day:

1. It stimulates your mind.

Just like any other muscle in our body, our brain needs some exercise. As with playing games and solving puzzles, reading helps stimulate your mind and – as studies have shown – help prevent illnesses like dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

2. It expands your vocabulary.

Do you want to improve your writing and public speaking? Then get to reading! Diving into books exposes you to many new words that you wouldn’t otherwise learn. And as you can imagine, being articulate and well-read can give you an edge in school or at work.

3. It teaches you new things.

You learn something from every book you read – be it fiction or non-fiction, a sci-fi fantasy or a dramatic, heartbreaking romance. Books teach you things you didn’t know, or reminds you of things you once knew but have forgotten. They act as both a guide for your future, and a window to your past.

4. It improves focus and concentration.

With epics like the A Song of Ice and Fire series or The Lord of the Rings, there are a lot of characters, locations, plot arcs, and events to keep track of. Reading books like these make you really focus and concentrate, so you can keep up with everything that is happening. Sharpening these skills will serve you well in everyday life, from analyzing situations to solving problems.

5. It reduces stress.

Bookworms may argue about their favorite authors and books, or their preferred style and plot twists. But at the end of the day, one thing we can all agree on is that reading is an escape – from our problems, from the stress of school or work, and even from our own thoughts.

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So, have these five great benefits convinced you to #UnplugToReadWithNBS? We sure hope they have! Join us at 8:00 PM every day. Search the hashtag on Facebook and Twitter for our daily book recommendations, and share your reading lists with us!

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