When was the last time you sat down and read a really good book?
Whether you read with an “old fashioned” paperback or on your electronic device, reading has a lot of health benefits for older adults.
Sitting down with a book can not only help preserve your mental agility, but it can aid your memory, sharpen your decision making skills, reduce stress and anxiety, and help you sleep better. Of course, one of the most beneficial things is that reading can help to delay the onset of Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Ready to grab a book to read? We’ve got you covered with three great books for you to curl up with. Get ready to spend some time in that comfy chair!
Get Back on Track with The Power of the Downstate
Feel like you’re stuck in a relentless grind of go-go-go? In The Power of the Downstate, learn how to use your body’s natural resources and take control of your up and downstate. Dr. Sara C. Mednick shows us how we can access the most restorative part of sleep through the activities we do during the day.
Knowing how to balance our ups and downs is vital for our cognitive health. Tapping into your body’s natural rhythms can even help you to slow down the aging process.
With The Power of the Downstate, you’ll learn how our bodies – and overall health – are guided by this natural rhythm and how the modern world disrupts them. You’ll also learn how to activate the Downstate by how we breathe, eat, sleep, and exercise. Plus, you’ll get a practical four-week plan to make this a lasting habit.
Dive Into New Fiction with The Book of Gothel
Want to add a bit of magic to your reading time? We loved this revisionist imagining of Mother Gothel, the witch that kidnaps and traps Rapunzel in a tower.
In Book of Gothel, Mother Gothel was once a young village girl named Haelewise. Having always lived in the shadow of her overly-protective mother, journey with Haelewise as she discovers her own magic. Left unmoored by her mother’s death, Haelewise must find shelter for herself in an ancient tower cloaked in mist.
But there she meets a girl named Rika whose secret can upturn Haelewise’s life and the Church.
This fun read will be hard to put down and allow you to step back in time.
Revisit the Classic Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Originally released in 1979, you may have forgotten about this Sci-Fi classic. Full of hilarious passages, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is an incredibly fun escapist read.
Earth is about to be demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, but Arthur Dent is saved by his friend Ford Prefect. Ford is a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and has been posing as an out-of-work actor on earth for the last fifteen years.
Together, Arthur and Ford travel through space with other galaxy travelers and try to answer the important questions. Like, what is the meaning of life, the universe and everything?
Skip the movie and dive into the humor or this beloved classic.