Monday, October 19, 2009

Who Knew?!?

5 Ways to Cope with Money Stress
By Nancy Palmer
Take Up Knitting
According to research at the Harvard-affiliated Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine, the repetitive motion and focus of needlework can elicit what's known as the relaxation response—a calming meditation-like state that slows heart rate and causes blood pressure to drop. In addition, a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society suggests that knitting is associated with a lower risk of dementia for those 65 and older.

This excerpt was taken form here, I found this surfing the net.


Rachel Carlson said...

as if i need another hobby - tee, hee. i stress because i don't have enough money to buy fabric - ha! a great article, going to forward to my knitting friends, thanks for sharing. cheers!

lawrenbc said...

i think it's true. i've been knitting for all of 9 days now, and i definitely find myself picking up my knitting project to calm myself, specifically when my darling daughter was crabbing at me today...