Knitting bag manufacturer Knitmoji World has recently commented on the health benefits associated with regular knitting.
Jul 26, 2018 /prREACH/ -- Knitmoji World, the emoji app for knitting enthusiasts, has recently commented on the health benefits associated with knitting, as a part of their launch campaign for their latest yarn storage organizer.
Knitting, formerly considered to be a hobby for the elderly, is quickly becoming a mainstay habit for people of all ages who love creating beautiful things. However, beyond the joy of making one’s creations come to life, there are various health benefits associated with knitting. According to Dr. Herbert Benson, a pioneer in mind/body medicine and author of “The Relaxation Response,” the repetitive action of needlework can induce a relaxed state like that associated with meditation and yoga. Once one gets beyond the initial learning curve, knitting and crocheting can lower heart rate and blood pressure and reduce harmful blood levels of the stress hormone cortisol.
The spokesperson at Knitmoji World, EJ Gordon, has this to say: “I think it is incredible to see people from all walks of life embracing knitting as a hobby. People of all genders and ages can experience and respect the therapeutic effects of regular knitting, and should make it a point to experience this as often as they can. I believe this is even more beneficial than meditation because unlike meditation, craft activities result in tangible and often useful products that can enhance self-esteem. ”
A 2009 University of British Columbia study of 38 women with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa who were taught to knit found that learning the craft led to significant improvements. Seventy-four percent of the women said the activity lessened their fears and kept them from ruminating about their problem. In another 2011 study, researchers led by Dr. Yonas E. Geda, a psychiatrist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., interviewed a random sample of 1,321 people ages 70 to 89, most of whom were cognitively normal, about the cognitive activities they engaged in late in life. The study, published in the Journal of Neuropsychiatry & Clinical Neurosciences, found that those who participated in crafts like knitting and crocheting had a diminished chance of developing mild cognitive impairment and memory loss.
Knitmoji World has recently launched a knitting bag on the Amazon marketplace. With a sleek ergonomic design, it comes with multiple compartments and ample of space to make carrying one’s knitting needles, scissors, and crochet hooks in place. To learn more about the product, visit their official Amazon storefront.