Book Reading challenge a way to beat dementia?
I am not joking at all.If you knew what else I have going on, a book reading challenge is scary difficult.The reading part may turn out to be easy.The part of it, that is proof of my reading expeditions are going to take me far beyond my comfort zone.
There lies the sweet spot.
According to research sudoku, crossword puzzles, brain games are only linear brain exercises.They don’t help in firing up and exciting your brain globally.
When you do something which challenges you to do engage different parts of your brain to work , you create something called cognitive reserve.That’s when the neurons from different part of your brains decide to hold hands and make a rich network together
Corrine at everydaygyaan (lovely name of the blog )just started a year-long book reading challenge she has included fun levels which you can amp up but not markdown.
Print books, ebooks, audiobooks everything included.
The challenge will run from Jan 2018 to Dec 2018.I choose level four challenge.I am on fire
I am a voracious reader and while I read all genres nowadays I am hooked on nonfiction self-help books.But I do catch up on reading all my favorite mysteries, dystopian and Bengali comfort reads.
- Reading challenges
- Blogging challenges
- Health challenges
- Personal goal challenges.
3 Reasons you should take part
- You can do it even without a blog.That’s fantastic right?
- Your Goodreads account is allowed.
- Reading helps beat those cobwebs growing all over your brain cells.
- It challenges you to do more and exercise your brain.It’s great for mental health.
If you are a writer in any form the best way to learn to write better is to read a lot.
While a public declaration of numbers can be tricky.
I decided to take up Corrine’s challenge of 150 books this year.
All genres and all kinds.
Why did I decide to take up this book reading challenge as a way of exercising my brain?
Fighting dementia is not a one-off event.
While a brain-friendly diet is important.So is brain exercise.
The brain loves having fun.But not any kind.The complex challenges which make you start scratching your head, that’s the kind you need to start improving your cognitive reserve.
Cognitive reserve built up when you exercise your brain the right way,
A healthy brain loves challenges that help you grow and use many parts of your brain at the same time.
The hardships, love, trauma, the excitement you go through in your life all help you prevent.
I will not only be reading the books, I plan to write a review for some if not all.The location for reviews may be Amazon, Goodreads, on my blog, vlog or my podcast.
Now while reading my favorite books and authors are easy.Trying to mix different genres is not a cakewalk.But there lies the fun.
More complex the challenge, the more difficult it gets, the better it is for my brain.The easier things get, the less exercise your brain gets.
What I do know is the quickest way to grow old is to stop learning.Readinglearningg and applications help keep us feeling excited and our brain happy.
Get ready for a roller coaster ride full of books you always wanted to read .I will be updating my list of books I am reading in this post here.
You will also find Book reviews on my blog.
4)Happiness is all we want by Ashutosh Mishra (14th -25th Jan 2018)
Want me to review your book?Read my book review policy.
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