The Health Benefits of Hobbies

Looking to kick back and relax or want to pursue a passion project? Give one of these health-boosting hobbies a try.

The Health Benefits of Hobbies

Who says having fun can’t be healthy? While playing sports and cooking have obvious health benefits, some of your favorite less-active leisure activities can be good for your mind and body, too. From stress relief to improved brain function, these eight hobbies offer numerous and noteworthy benefits that you’ll reap in the years to come.

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Knitting

Is it possible to stitch away stress? Knitting and crocheting may help lower stress levels, heart rate, and blood pressure. Crafts like needlework, crocheting, knitting, and quilting are intellectually stimulating and can encourage social interaction in the form of crafting communities. Knitting can even potentially curb mindless snacking since both hands are needed to hold hooks and needles.

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