By: Darrelyn L. TuttRead to breed ...Delve into books.Entertain subjects and characters that are spellbinding, captivating, and provoking. Make an investment in yourself, your intelligence, and your time by simply turning a page.Reading fosters growth and breeds health, intelligence, creativity, and empathy. Consider the facts and decide for yourself:1) Health Doctors confirm reading as a stress-relieving agent that lowers blood pressure and aids in producing a healthy heart rate; it also substantially increases brain power and supports long-term memory, slowing and disabling Dementia and Alzheimer's. Everytime you pick up a new book you expose yourself to new worlds and words which link you to new thoughts, themes, plots, peoples, places, ideas, and adventures which aid in stimulating remembrance.Mental health gets a significant work-out through reading. *Consider a book as a "healthy" gift-giving option this Christmas season. Find out what subjects interest your loved ones and make an investment in their health.Reading breeds health.----2) IntelligenceThe more you read, the more intelligent you become, and the more confident as well. Individuals who are well-spoken and well-read tend to have a significant and superior "reading" knowledge guiding, impacting, and accompanying them. Vocabulary is advanced, enhanced, and continually challenged.Learn to think, speak, and articulate well by reading continually and enhancing your intelligence through books.Reading breeds intelligence.-----3) CreativityIt's impossible to not be creatively affected and impacted through reading. Everytime you pick up a book you explore and entertain new ideas, themes, and subjects which take you outside of your world and expose your imagination and thought life to more. Creativity expands exponentially when entertained with new surroundings, subjects, plots, and characters within a book.Stir, spur, and foster creative forces through reading and reap the benefits of originality, creativity, and exploration.Reading breeds creativity.-----4) EmpathyEmpathy is a beautiful, admirable, and notable byproduct of reading.Did you know that each time you pick up a book and entertain and engage with new characters and scenarios, you're also developing an advanced empathy, understanding, and learning?Did you know that individuals who are more expressive, authentic, and empathetic tend to be "risky" readers? One of the biggest reasons to expose yourself to new and even uncomfortable themes and characters is to better identify and experience the worlds of others around you.Reading should produce compassion and empathy and, if it doesn't, you're likely a selective reader championing your own ego or stationed in a selective world of your own hampering growth, improvement, and empathy.Consider your level of empathy and take risks with some new book selections and reading material. Reading breeds empathy.-----Read to breed ...Delve into books.Explore and experience new worlds.