Studies say relaxing calming hobbies such as knitting or crochet can help people control health concerns such as memory loss and anxiety. Even those suffering from eating disorders may benefit from completing such hobbies.
If you haven’t thought of knitting yet, here’s a recap of why it can be good for your overall health and well-being. The biggest boost you get from knitting is through the rhythmic motion you’re engaged in—which has been proven to change the brain chemistry, decreasing bad stress hormones and increases the feel good hormones such as serotonin and dopamine.
Knitting can be really fun and even US politician Madeleine Albright and celebrities such as Goldie Hawn and Russell Crow have taken knitting as a hobby. Creative crafts such as knitting engages both your mind and body and produces positive feelings about yourself and your future.
Here are 4 reasons why you should consider visiting your nearest crafts store to invest in some yarn:
1. Knitting by yourself or in a group setting can encourage feelings of happiness and tranquility.
Researchers from the British Journal of Occupational Therapy detect relations between happiness, calmness, and knitting depending on how often a person engages in the activity. Group settings encourage communication and social interaction with others that may improve overtime. There are books that discuss therapeutically knit processes people can learn. You can read about how the process helps reduce stress, while others say it gives them spiritual and emotional strength as a fulfilling activity.