An online video from The Early Show describes how activities like knitting, crochet and sewing are good for your brain, especially in your later years. According to Neuroscientist Dr. Yonas Geda from the Mayo Clinic, these activities seem to be neuro-protective and have been shown to reduce memory loss in later years by as much as 50%.  The video goes on to say that these activities also help to:

  • Lower stress
  • Reduce pain
  • Reduce symptoms of depression
  • Boost your immune system
  • Lower your blood pressure

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  1. Great stuff!

    Btw why didn’t you embed the video? Keep up the great work Gary! You’re amazing…

  2. Hey! Very rigorous moderation policy :D Anyways. All the best Gary!

    Mohib- MindCafe’s last blog post..3 Proven Steps to Put Your Mind to Sleep Quickly

  3. Hi Mohib! Sorry, but my kids take a look at my site from time to time. :-) I do appreciate all your comments !!

  4. You’re a great dad too. I appreciate that!

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  5. Ahh so that’s why the old nannys always nit and sew and live so long! haha! Yeh I always knew there was something to it!

  6. thank you:)

  7. Think I need to take up knitting if its as beneficial as they say!

  8. I heard this too. Knitting is really relaxing for the brain. But knitting can be quite addictive as well. I know some girls who just really love to knit that they wake up in the middle of the night just to knit. Crazy isn’t it?

  9. Has it been proven? If that’s the case I would start sewing at this age. I’m in my early 30′s and I am starting to suffer from memory lapses. I will let you know if this works.

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  11. I get up at night to sew. Now that it protects my brain, I have another excuse.

    Thanks!
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  12. that’s really interesting I never thought that these activities can really help with the brain.

  13. This comes as no surprise to we nimble-minded crafters! And especially great news for me, since I plan to spend age 60 and beyond doing nothing but quilting.
    Thanks for the article… stumbled on it while doing a simple search for “sewing.”

  14. That’s true knitting and sewing are the best exercise for the brain. U can come up with good ideas while doing it so. And it will also be best for you to do cloth quilting to make it different and special.

  15. My mother-in-law will be thrilled to know of this news. She loves to knit. I might have her teach me to knit.

  16. Wow, that’s cool. I always new it was a great way to relax, but knowing that knitting is actually good for me too, that’s a bonus.

  17. Great stuff, this video is really helpful. Thanks!

  18. Now if like I handt enought reasons to keep playing video games. Great info :D

  19. I dont like knitting, but I love to play games, and it is proven that games could make you smarter.

  20. I have knitted, when i was a child but its very boring.

  21. I should take up knitting.

  22. I’m not that much of a online reader to be honest but your blogs really
    nice, keep it up! I’ll go ahead and bookmark your website to come back down the road. Cheers

  23. This makes sense actually. That is why many women especially old people are knitting and sewing.This is the best way to exercise their mind and reduce stress as well.

  24. Great stuff, this video is really helpful.

  25. Super, bonne article, j’ai appris quelque chose. Je dois dire que je ne regrette en rien de m’être abonné à votre weblog. A bientôt.

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