Those of us who knit have some great news after a recent report called The Health Benefits of Knitting was released. And if you have ever thought about knitting, then this study may just be the motivation you need to get out there and purchase some yarn!
In the report, it said that: "Knitting dramatically improves physical and mental health, like lowering blood pressure, slowing the onset of dementia, distracting from chronic pain, keeping arthritic fingers moving as well as combating depression and anxiety."
"It is an activity that can be continued into extreme old age. It is a sociable activity that helps overcome isolation and loneliness, too often a feature of old age. It is a skill that can continue when sight and strength are diminished."
The recent study linked up with another study by the Mayo Clinic in 2012, which found that people who knitted were 30 to 50 percent less likely to have mild cognitive impairment.