Take Time To Read

This month the MediLodge Whole Person Wellness Program highlights reading with the topic, Take Time To Read.  There is so much to be gained from reading books.  The mind-expanding benefits are huge.  Here are some great reasons to pick up a book regularly.



When life feels like it is getting too much, escaping into a book for half an hour can really make a difference to your mood. The great thing about reading a book is that it is something that can completely absorb your mind.  You will find that you can often tune out background chatter or the TV blaring on the other side of the room. Entering into a world of fictional characters and their problems also lets you “tune out” the chatter in your own mind.



Books are also hugely entertaining.  You might be reading a thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat, a science-fiction novel that sets out a brilliantly imaginative view of the future or a biography of a colorful historical figure.  Don’t dismiss books as less entertaining and exciting than television and movies.  Words can do things which images and sound can’t.  They can take us deep into a character’s mind, delight us with cunning wordplay and deliver a much deeper, richer story than is possible in an hour-long episode of your favorite show.



One of the biggest reasons to turn to books is because they offer an outstanding wealth of learning. Don’t dismiss fiction as a source of learning either; great novelists can give you insights into people’s motivations, you can learn lots of small things along the way, perhaps new words in a literary or classic novel, new facts in a historical novel, or new scientific information.



The goal of the MediLodge Whole Person Wellness Program is to recognize the unique individuality of everyone.  This approach to wellness is an active process in which everyone is encouraged to make choices towards personal growth in seven dimensions of wellness: physical, social, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, occupational/vocational and financial.  Most workplace wellness programs focus entirely on physical health.  With a whole person wellness approach, the physical needs will not be downplayed, but will be held in equal importance as the dimensions that involve mind and spirit.  In whole person wellness a high priority is placed on prevention, individual involvement and the responsibility we each have for achieving optimal wellness of body, mind and spirit.





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