There are many reasons that make knitting a good habit.
Helps to fight dementia
It’s been scientifically proven that using your hands in a productive way triggers activity in 60% of your brain, and a 2011 study from the Journal of Neuropsychiatry & Clinical Neurosciences revealed that crafts like patch-working or knitting during middle age decreased the odds of later cognitive impairment and memory loss by 30 to 50%.
Helps you to stay calm
However exciting the thought of creating your scarf may be, the repetitive actions of knitting will stop your adrenalin overheating, by activating the parasympathetic nervous system and dampening down the body’s "fight or flight" response.
Gets you fit
Ok, maybe not ‘fit’ fit, but certainly fitter than you would be if you didn’t knit; an hour of needle clanking burns around 55 calories.
Makes you happy
In a study of 3,500 knitters, by The British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 81% of respondents with depression said they felt happy after knitting - more than half took it even further and said they felt "very happy".
The Woman’s Club of Morristown Crafty Hands will meet every two weeks on Sunday afternoon. It starts at 2:00 pm, they will knit together. Novices are welcome to join us. Please call us if you are interested in knitting, 973-539-0467.