Reading Boosts Your Brainpower

large_open_bookA new study published in the journal of Neurology tested 294 people on their cognitive abilities. In addition, they were asked to remember how frequently they performed activities such as reading, writing, or playing chess. These people also donated their brains after they died.

What was found was that some of the people who did brain-stretching activities, such as reading, did not show outward symptoms of Alzheimer’s, even if their brains showed physical signs of the disease. 

Another thing that the study showed was that it’s never too late to start reading. The rate of cognitive decline was lowered by 32 percent in people who started frequently doing brain-stretching activities later in life when compared to those reported average amounts of mental activity.

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