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March 2 is “Read Across America Day,” and our team here at AFC Urgent Care Sevierville wants to tell you about the health benefits of reading!

As Dr. Seuss said, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

However, reading also brings a number of other benefits, including:

Increased Brain Power

This benefit of reading speaks for itself. When you read, your mind gets a workout, much like exercise. When you exercise, your muscles grow stronger. So when you read, your brain is “working out” to improve memory, sharpen the mind, expand your attention span and grow your vocabulary, among other benefits. How’s that for a worthwhile investment?!

Reduced Stress

Life is stressful. That’s why it’s important to take regular breaks to relax, which can be accomplished through reading. The act of reading helps take your mind off stressful situations and helps give you an escape—often to a land far, far away!

Improved Sleep

If you read a physical book or magazine before bed rather than watching TV or using your computer or smartphone, you’ll also reap an extra benefit. Because you won’t be looking at a screen and the light that wreaks havoc on our sleep, you’ll allow your brain to relax and get into sleep mode.

Have you heard of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library? Join today for your child to receive a book every month (from birth until age 5) for FREE, and start reaping the health benefits of reading as a family!

Are you unable to relax due to a headache? Get back to reading by visiting the healthcare professionals at AFC Urgent Care Sevierville!