Do you knit? Here’s some scientific proof that it’s good for you.
Dedicated, calm, repetitive practice, just the sort you get from knitting, drawing, crafting, or practicing an instrument, can induce a “relaxation response”, essentially the opposite of “fight or flight.”
BrainCraft breaks down the needly neuropsychology for you.
For those of you who are interested in knitting and the brain, might I suggest you combine them like so:
(knitted brain by Karen Norberg/Boston Museum of Science)