The Benefits of Knitting: How It Helps with Anxiety

Knitting is a hobby that has been around for centuries, but it has recently gained popularity as a way to reduce stress and anxiety. Recent research has shown that knitting can have a measurable effect on calming anxiety and relieving stress. It can also help with the release of serotonin, the neurotransmitter associated with calm and well-being. In addition to the activity itself, many knitters find benefits in the social nature of knitting, whether they belong to a local knitting group or an online community.

Knitting has been found to have a variety of health benefits, both physical and mental. Studies have shown that it can help lower blood pressure, reduce depression and anxiety, delay the onset of dementia, and reduce chronic pain. It can also be used as a form of meditation, similar to mindfulness. Knitting can also be a way to give back, which can be a big boost to your mental health.

The repetitive knitting movement increases the knitter's mood and eases their pain by releasing soothing serotonin. In addition, 82 percent of knitters reported that crafting made them relax, 65 percent said that knitting for others made them feel useful, and 92 percent found that knitting improved their mood. If you're looking for a way to reduce stress and anxiety, knitting may be the perfect solution. Not only is it an enjoyable activity, but it also has many physical and mental health benefits.

So grab your needles and get started!.

Jane MacDonald
Jane MacDonald

I am of the author and owner of I Love Knitting. I first learned to knit when I was around five years old, and stop doing it when I hit my teens! I than picked it back up when I had my first child, and have since taught all three of my children to knit.

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