Before a child is born we hear how important reading is for their growth and development. For this reason, reading is emphasized in all areas of education. But what happens after formal education comes to an end? One way to improve intellectual well-being is to keep learning, and one of the best ways to keep learning is through reading. When you think of how exercise challenges and helps keep the body in a healthy state, reading does the same for the brain. One of the greatest advantages of reading outside of a formal education setting is that you get to choose, instead of someone telling you what to read! Whether you grab a book, subscribe to a magazine, or find online content that interest you, time spent reading is time invested in your well-being!