Editorial

The Benefits of Reading and how phones are harmful

By Manal Layachi

Volume 1 Issue 3

December 16, 2020

The Benefits of Reading and how phones are harmful

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People think about why reading is important, and they might think reading is boring, or that it will help them with nothing in life. That’s where they are wrong. There are a lot of benefits to reading a few pages a day. Reading books can help with mental stimulation. Studies have shown that having a sharp mind can slow or prevent Alzheimer’s and Dementia.


Another benefit is stress reduction. When you are reading a story, you forget about what is happening in your personal life, and you step into a different world. Reading can also benefit your knowledge such as with learning new words and reading about things you’ve never heard of that might come in handy later in your life. When you read a book, you remember the characters, setting, and images. As a result, reading can improve your memory. Some other benefits that come with reading are stronger analytical skills, improved focus and concentration, better writing skills, and tranquility. Studies have shown that reading spiritual texts can lower blood pressure and help people dealing with disorders.


Reading is good, but not many people take the opportunity to sit down and open a good book. Most people are on their phones or other technological devices. Phones are harmful in a lot of ways. For example, they give off radiation that is harmful to the nervous system. Also, using your phone too much can have a risk of giving cancer, and the light can damage your eyes. In my opinion, phones are helpful, but they cause harm to the brain, so it is better to read books. In conclusion, use your phone less, and read books because they help your knowledge get stronger.