Most readers, when asked why they love to read will say that they enjoy learning, exploring other worlds, escaping reality, or expanding their minds.
When asked why its so important, you may reference studies proving books increase empathy, say that it helps you understand the world, or that reading is the fastest way to learn. But these are all benefits gained from reading books, what of the physical act of reading itself? Turns out, the effect is literally life changing:
So there you go: a scientific reason to spend as much time reading as you possibly can!