02/07/2018
painting_for_brain_health

4 Reasons the Brain Benefits From Having a Hobby

Finding something to love is as easy as finding a new hobby! Gardening, yoga, cooking, scrapbooking, knitting, fishing, etc., all count as hobbies and are great for the brain.

Whatever you do, it more than likely is helping your brain by keeping it engaged and active.

 

How Having a Hobby Benefits Brain Health

  1. Finding time to partake in your pastime takes planning and organizational skills – you use your brain for that!
     
  2. Depending on what your hobby is, it could use a fair amount of concentration skills. Something like knitting or scrap booking requires you to focus on what you’re doing.
     
  3. Some hobbies even give your body a workout. Gardening, dancing, or hiking all get your body moving and your blood flowing.
     
  4. Hobbies encourage you to learn and engage; they inspire you to reach out to others with the same hobby and learn more about the best ways to do what you do.