It’s National Read a Book day on September 6! 

National Read a Book Day is observed annually on September 6, just in time for when the kids head back to school. It’s a day that invites us all to grab a book we might enjoy and spend the day reading. Pick up a book you haven’t read today! You can even share the experience with others by reading aloud to children or grandparents. Did you know that there are numerous benefits to reading, besides entertainment?

Reading a book reduces stress. According to researchers, reading for just six minutes can reduce stress levels by up to 68 percent. Whether you pick up a new book or get through a chapter of your current book, make some ‘you’ time to relax and enjoy the experience today.

Reading enhances your memory. When you read a new book, you’re creating new memories. In turn, this helps your memory-muscles! Older adults who spend time reading show a slower cognitive decline and tend to participate in more mentally stimulating activities over their lifetime.

Reading helps your writing skills. Every time you read a book, you learn new vocabulary and writing styles. Researchers even say that the author’s writing still will inevitably rub off on your own skills. Make sure you pick up a good book!

Reading enhances your intelligence. Everything you read has a takeaway, whether it be a science journal or fiction book. In each book there is a lesson (or several) to be learned.

How you can celebrate National Read a Book day:

  • Read a book that you’ve been meaning to pick up and read.
  • Revisit your favorite book and read it again.
  • Read to others.
  • Join your local book club.
  • Learn more about the life and work of your favorite author.
  • Visit your local library.

“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic.” – Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

What books are on your to-read list? What books have you really enjoyed? Leave a suggestion below! For all of your insurance policies in Antioch, Brentwood, and beyond, contact us at Jack Stone Insurance Agency today.

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