Why Knitting is Good for your Brain
Not only is knitting a fun and enriching activity, but it also offers many other benefits! It can help reduce stress, improve cognitive function, and even lower blood pressure.
1️⃣ Sitting still to knit reduces your heart rate and lowers your blood pressure after a few minutes.
2️⃣ The rhythmic, repetitive motion and relaxation from knitting has the same benefits to your mind and body as a meditation session
3️⃣ Knitting attenuate symptoms of anxiety, stress, and depression
4️⃣ Knitting helps improve hand-eye coordination and can help people with diseases like Parkinson’s improve their motor functions.
5️⃣ Knitting slows cognitive decline. Seniors who engage in crafts as knitting are about 30-50% less likely to have a “mild cognitive impairment” than those who don’t.
6️⃣ Knitting helps prevent arthritis: gently using your fingers builds up their cartilage, making it stronger, instead of wearing it down.
Plus, you'll get to create beautiful and useful items that you can keep or give as gifts.