Knitting benefits an individual’s emotional and physical health.
Knitting can reduce stress in an individual who is trying to manage the severity of their chronic illness.
It can also help reduce stress in individuals who lead very hectic lifestyles.
Gary Scholar: American Hospital Association
- The Harvard Medical School has found that when an individual knits their heart rate can drop 11 beats per minute and their blood pressure also drops.
- Knitting for charity gives ‘Helper’s High’
- Knitting can conquer addiction – it occupies the mind and hands.
- Knitting activates the pre-frontal cortex of the brain – thus strengthening hand-eye coordination as well as keeping the brain active.
- Knitting teaches patience.
- knitting teaches anger management, goal setting, and pride.
- Knitting teaches concentration.
- Knitting helps those who are chronically bored to have something to do – always- you can take it anywhere .
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Russell Brand on Hoffman’s death: Insight
Insightful words from Mr Brand:
Without these fellowships I would take drugs. Because, even now, the condition persists. Drugs and alcohol are not my problem, reality is my problem, drugs and alcohol are my solution.
If this seems odd to you it is because you are not an alcoholic or a drug addict. You are likely one of the 90% of people who can drink and use drugs safely. I have friends who can smoke weed, swill gin, even do crack and then merrily get on with their lives. For me, this is not an option. I will relinquish all else to ride that buzz to oblivion. Even if it began as a timid glass of chardonnay on a ponce’s yacht, it would end with me necking the bottle, swimming to shore and sprinting to Bethnal Green in search of a crack house. I look to drugs and booze to fill up a hole in me; unchecked, the call of the wild is too strong. I still survey streets for signs of the subterranean escapes that used to provide my sanctuary. I still eye the shuffling subclass of junkies and dealers, invisibly gliding between doorways through the gutters. I see that dereliction can survive in opulence; the abundantly wealthy with destitution in their stare.