From preschool to old age, it never changes: One of the best ways to grow and stimulate your mind is to read often, widely and deeply.
Here are four great reasons:
♣ You cross-fertilize ideas. When you read outside your normal genre, you encounter new ideas to combine with your previous knowledge and inspire innnovative thinking.
♣ Reading is almost as good as doing. The same brain areas used for learning new tasks also kick into gear when simply reading about them.
♣ It encourages logical thinking. Story structure helps you organize things into a beginning, middle and end, linking cause and effect.
♣ It can improve your brain structure and health. In both children and adults, reading has been shown to pump up important areas of the brain.