You surely already know that knitting is a wonderful hobby. It's fun, it's relaxing, and at the end of it, you have a work of art that you can proudly wear or use to decorate your home.
But did you know that knitting is actually good for your health and overall wellbeing?
Now you're really curious how this hobby you love so much has been helping you, right? Well, here are just a few of the wellness benefits of knitting.
Knit to Relieve Your Stress
If you knit frequently, chances are you use it as an escape from a stressful routine. And if you don't, you definitely should.
Research has shown that knitting offers many of the same benefits as meditation and yoga. When you practice an activity that involves patterns—like needlework—your mind settles into a meditative state that reduces stress and helps you relax into a calm state of wellbeing. Practicing knitting for long enough can even lower your heart rate and blood pressure.
Knit to Improve Your Self-Esteem
Knitting may be mostly about the journey, but that doesn't mean you can't find wellness in the end result too.
Knitting can improve your self-esteem no matter what stage you're in. If you're a beginner, finishing your first scarf or sweater is a major achievement that can boost your confidence. If you're an advanced or expert knitter, every beautifully finished piece you add to your collection is a reminder of your amazing skills.
And whether you keep or sell your knitted pieces, you'll feel good by seeing your work every day or bringing in an income for your family through your art.
Knit to Stay Healthy in Mind and Body
Mental health is just as important as physical health. Fortunately, knitting has plenty of therapeutic benefits, such as improving mindfulness, dexterity, and memory.
This popular hobby has been found to help people with chronic pain reduce their symptoms, and many people with depression have said that knitting makes them happier. There have even been studies that suggest knitting can keep your brain function from declining with age.
With so many mental and physical health benefits, we don't need to tell you why knitting is such a wonderful hobby for wellness. You likely experience many of these benefits yourself whenever you knit.
Now you can practice knitting knowing how much good it does for your mind and body. All you need is a good pair of knitting needles and yarn and you're ready to improve your health and wellness every day.
Knit Your Own Cashmere Cardigan
We carry a couple of high-quality Cashmere yarns for all the knitting lovers. If you're one of them, click on the yarns below, or find them here. If you're not yet a knitting lover, give it a try - because this is the hygge thing to do! ;)