Who knew you could improve your health with a hobby? Check out the five ways an avocation (even quilting) can help you live longer.
Can a Hobby Really Improve Your Health?
Some people look down their noses at the quieter hobbies such as quilting, crochet, knitting, or stamp collecting. Or birdwatching. But believe it or not, golfing and origami have the same health benefits even though one involves a lot more physical exercise than the other. According to the experts, hobbies can improve our health in five different ways, even if we never break a sweat.
The next time you indulge in your favorite hobby or avocation, don’t feel guilty. When you take time for a hobby, you take care of yourself. And self-care is the secret sauce that allows us to take care of others. I love the idea that you can improve your health while having fun. Even if you think organizing stamps qualifies as fun.
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The study about hobbies and stress relief found in the Annals for Behavioral Medicine is here.
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Next week I’ll share six hacks to start you on the road to better health. See you next Tuesday!Did you know hobbies can improve our health? Even if we never break a sweat? #hobby #avocation #selfcarehacks Click To Tweet