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Knitting and Sewing Are Good For Your Brain

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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25 thoughts on “Knitting and Sewing Are Good For Your Brain”

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

  2. 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?

  3. 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.

  4. 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.”

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

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