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6 reasons why reading will make you attractive to women

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By Mathew KSang | Jan 14th 2019 | 3 min read

Glad you are here because you understand how precious good health is. You also appreciate George R.R. Martin’s quote that “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. . .The man who never reads lives only one.”

Many people perceive reading as an introverted hobby, for the feeble, anti-social characters. However, you will be pleasantly surprised to find out that reading has numerous positive effects on your health. Lucky you, you have list that cares for your health because no one else cares.

1. Reading helps prevent Alzheimer’s

Sure? Yes, it helps prevent Alzheimer’s. Perhaps you are wondering what the heck is Alzheimer’s. At your service yours truly – Alzheimer's is a progressive disorder that causes degeneration and death of brain cells. Thanks to these search engines. A recent study found that people who read are two and a half times less likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Syndrome later on in life. Although this does not mean that reading will prevent the disease, it proves a slight relationship between reading and prevention.

2. Reading actually does make you seem sexier, especially to women

Hello! Have ever sat next to a gorgeous lady or a man in a bus, a train or a plane (guess that is the correct order) who keeps on turning pages? Are they attractive? Now you know. A study found that reading makes you seem more intelligent – yes ‘seem’ because some may be turning pages but they absorb absolutely nothing into their brains. So, the more you read, the more appealing you will become!

 

3. Reading enhances your memory

Now you wonder why you easily forget. Every time you read something new, your brain expands ‘making room to fit in the new stuff’ – wow! That sounds musical! With these new technologies and social media, you can take advantage of any new information that may arise. Read it, digest and share, only if it is worth being shared and if you understand your target audience.

4. Fiction books increase your ability to empathize with others

Important! While reading a book, one interacts with characters of different personalities who are from different cultures some of whom are relatable. We read to know we're not alone. A study done by the University of Buffalo has concluded that access to possible realities and fictional story lines opens you up to new emotions and feelings. It also helps you to empathize with people, by understanding different cultures and different personalities.

5. Reading is therapeutic

If you’re going through a break-up, or simply just need to relax, try a new book – a genre you like. According to Cristel Russell, a behavioral researcher, reading can help with any stress or turmoil occurring in your life.

6. Reading for just six minutes a day can reduce stress by 68%

Now, where is the emoticon to describe this! Are you feeling stressed? Grab a book.

Reading is a habit, you can develop it by reading articles, children’s books, short stories, periodicals, blog posts, newspapers and many others. It is known to benefit us in the long run, both mentally and physically. It’s is never too late in life to pick up a book. Wear the old coat and buy the new book, it might save your life.


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