The Benefits of Knitting and Crocheting
Knitting and Crocheting – Did you know doing a craft such as knitting or crochet has definite health benefits? Well carry on reading to find out just what they are.
Sense of Pride
Having a skill like knitting or crochet is something to be very proud of. When someone complements you on your work it makes you feel good inside, well who doesn’t like compliments.
Once you master the art of knitting or crochet, you will feel its relaxing benefits. The repetitive rhythm, motion,and strokes you do while knitting is like a meditation for your mind,body, and soul.
Decreases Anxiety, Stress, and Depression
The sense of focus your get from your rhythmic motion while knitting or crocheting alleviates the symptoms of anxiety, stress and even depression. Also, sitting while knitting or crocheting can lower blood pressure and lessen heart rate.
Improves Motor Functions
Knitting or crocheting improves the whole function of brain from the frontal lobe, parietal lobe, occipital lobe, temporal lobe, to cerebellum. Knitting or crochet can be very good for those who suffers from Parkinson’s disease, it can help them to improve the function of their motor skills.
It Slows Cognitive Decline
Because knitting or crochet is good for our motor skills, it also stimulates the brain activity to keep it healthy. It was said that those who do crafts like knitting or crochet has about 30-50% chance to avoid mild cognitive impairment.
Prevents Arthritis and Tendinitis
Just like brain, joints have to be exercise more to keep them healthy. Gently using your fingers builds up their cartilage, making it stronger, instead of wearing it down.
You can check out some of our crafting activities, including crochet in our crafting section. We have some easy to make free pattern crocheting.
Do you do any crafting? We would be happy to add a selection of finished products on to the bottom of this section. Just email a photograph to us at firstname.lastname@example.org & title it “Crafting”.