Reading is one of the greatest joys of life. Many people don’t have time to do leisure reading when they’re in the paid workforce. But with retirement comes free time, and therefore a deal of time to catch up on your reading. Reading can be a very important part of the retirees activities.
Whether it’s reading about places that you are planning to travel to or learning about a hobby that you’ve always wanted to partake in, there is something for everyone when it comes to reading. Many older people like to read about history, economics and politics. Others like to pick up a good fiction novel and lose themselves in the story.
It can be argued that exercising the mind is equally as important as exercising the body, and the health benefits are clear too. Reading exercises the brain and gives you the opportunity to keep learning no matter how old you are. It improves your overall concentration levels and aids in improving your memory because you have to focus when you read and recall details of the story.
And finally, reading provides you with opportunities to socialise and connect with other people. There are book clubs at libraries and bookstores that are usually free to participate in. And if you really want to go out on a limb, you could look at starting your own book club.