Reading helps to get a slim waistline

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Sep 25, 2017

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  • Reading makes one more loyal to his/her fitness goals.
  • It helps to enhance the mind's ability to think rationally.
  • A regular habit of reading keeps the brain young.

Yes, we know how hard it is to believe that, but the truth is unwilling to move. Clearly, it is not your fault, but that of the very existence of digital distractions that pull you away from life every second.  It is in such times, beyond one’s reach to consider reading even worth the time. But, according to scientific researchers, reading is as good for your waistline as it is for your mental health. Don’t believe? Read on.

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Reading helps in lowering body weight

A study published in the journal Sociology of Health & Illness said that cultural activities are associated with a lower body weight and reading is considered to be a cultural activity. This development was seen especially in higher-income nations.

Reading enhances creativity

According to the Pacific Standard Magazine, reading a literary short story can expand one’s comfort with uncertainty and disorder, thus improving and allowing sophisticated as well as open-minded thinking. Besides, as you read, you come to know of a lot of new things that can further make-better your grey cells.

You get the growth mindset

According to psychologists, there are two types of mindsets in the world; one, fixed and the other, growth. Those with a fixed mindset believe that their qualities are all pre-determined and they tend to live proving their stagnant beliefs instead of disapproving or building the possibility for a positive change in their talents, behaviours or attitudes. A growth mindset is one that accepts failures as well as challenges without losing hope. It believes that intelligence is not decided at birth but cultivated over time.

Makes you faithful to your workout

Books can be a great company to you during a workout session. If the plot is good, it may just keep you hooked to your session longer so you can finish the chapter.

It keeps your brain young

A recent study from Rush University Medical Center said that reading a good book can take years off from the mind. For the study, adults who spent their leisure time taking part in creative or intellectual activities such as reading had about 32 percent lower cognitive decline rate later in their life than those people who did not read books.

So, clearly reading is one of the best exercises for your mind and body. It is an amazing tutor that helps us dwell into a world of possibility, positivity and purpose.

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