Who knew you could improve your health with a hobby? Check out the five ways an avocation (even quilting) can help you live longer.#hobby #avocation #healthbenefits #birding #gardening #quilting #mountainbiking #tennis #knitting #RCcars #improveyourhealth

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.

Show Notes

Everything you need to know about LDL and fluffy protein (who even knew that was a thing?).

This article talks about importance of hobbies for recovery.

You can find a study on the mental health benefits of a hobby here.

The study about hobbies and stress relief found in the Annals for Behavioral Medicine is here.

Proof that mellow hobbies benefit your health can be found here.

Who knew you could improve your health with a hobby? Check out the five ways an avocation (even quilting) can help you live longer.#hobby #avocation #healthbenefits #birding #gardening #quilting #mountainbiking #tennis #knitting #RCcars #improveyourhealth

Come Back Next Week

Next week I’ll share six hacks to start you on the road to better health. See you next Tuesday!

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2 Comments

  1. I love hobbies. And I cringe when I hear myself or others say, “I don’t have time for hobbies.” Because they are so important. I used to do a lot of scrapbooking. Now, my hobbie is hikes and visiting new places with my husband.

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Anita Ojeda

Anita Ojeda juggles writing with teaching high school English and history. When she's not lurking in odd places looking for rare birds, you can find her camping with her kids, adventuring with her husband or mountain biking with her students.

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