Reading Is To The Mind What Exercise Is To The Body

When you read, you learn.  You are actually exercising your brain, because reading makes you think.  Even if you are reading a work of fiction, it takes effort to translate the words on the page into mental pictures.  You may not realize this as you are reading, but you have become actively involved, unlike with watching television.  TV keeps you passively involved.  Your brain simply soaks in what is happening on the screen.  Whereas with reading, you are actively participating.


Studies have shown that reading stimulates your brain, allowing your mind to remain sharp even into old age.  If you fail to exercise your brain, your brain will begin to fail.  You have heard that if you don’t exercise your body, your muscles will decline.  The same goes for your mind.  If it isn’t exercised regularly through reading or studying, it, too, will begin to deteriorate.  Learning something new, such as a foreign language, that will challenge your brain and force it to create stronger links between memory cells.  Reading also causes your brain to work harder, which builds stronger brain cell connections.


Can You Read This?

I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno’t mtaetr in what oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is that the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Axanmig huh? Yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt? If you can raed this, you aer gerat.

They say 55 out of 100 can read this.



Thoughts To Ponder

• The more you read, the more things you know.  The more you learn, the more places you will go.


• If we encounter a man of great intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.


• A library is a fueling station for the mind.


• No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.


• If you can read this, thank a teacher.



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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