Haven’t yet started to crochet? Here are three good reasons to take out your hooks and learn to crochet in a new technique !
1) Crochet is a meditative activity that brings calmness.
According to Dr Herbert Benson, cardiologist, and founder of the Mind/Body Medical Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, a repeating activity brings a soothing effect that can be seen through lower heart rate, blood pressure and muscle tension.
Crocheting fitting this description of receptivity even when following complex designs, fits this description and brings these meditative benefits.
2) Crochet improves concentration skills
Crochet children centers have opened in Toronto, Canada for 7-8 year old youngsters. It has been proved that even hyperactive kids managed to concentrate and follow through crochet patterns, that gave them the satisfaction of achievement feelings.
3) Crochet lessens the risk for dementia ! Yay …
A group of researchers at Mayo Clinic found out that among a group of 70-89 year old people, those who have occupied themselves with hobbies such as reading, computer games and crochet in the 50-65 years, were in a lesser risk for dementia by 40% than those who didn’t.
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