20 minutes a day of knitting, lowers the blood pressure and lowers the heart rate.
Knitting is known to lower blood pressure, reduce stress, aid in dealing with life altering illnesses and those living with the devastating effects of cancer, many school districts are incorporating knitting into their curriculum, not only for the health benefits but to incorporate creativity and improve math skills. Knitting allows children to share activities with parents and grandparents, thus inviting conversation, laughter, community and creativity in a communal atmosphere - in addition, many studies have shown how knitting has enable those living with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and ADHD to focus in classrooms while listening to instructors, teachers and professors. Knitting101.org has added goals of knitting for soldiers and military families (in an effort of our giving back, for the many sacrifices these brave men and women had had to endure), working with wounded warriors (especially amputees) in developing knitting patterns and garments, and working within disadvantage communities domestically and abroad...
Lowers Heart Rate Lowers Blood Pressure Arthritis Dementia Alzheimer's Builds Community Allows for conversation Give to Others Soothes the Mind
There are extensive research studies -- currently being carried out, in which knitting has shown evidence of bringing positive benefit to those having to live with dementia and Alzheimer's. In which, the disease has show some evidence of receding, with knitting (the same results can be achieved through playing a piano and or learning and speaking a second of third language).
It seems with knitting, playing the piano and or learning a second, third or more languages, the synaptic nerves are the results and this alone seems to make a tremendous difference.
Knitting is well documented for reducing the blood pressure and heart-rate. it is a phenomenal way in which to socialize with those who enjoy working with the fibre arts, you might meet people who think as you and you may meet others who may not share your interests, but we all always have fun together, sharing in enjoyable conversations.
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