We live in a health conscious world. Everything we eat must be healthy for us, low in calories and fat, high in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Soda is bad for us because it has high fructose corn syrup and fast food is terrible because it is high in fat and salt. Many join a gym or fitness center to keep trim or loose weight. And, what about those health monitors that keep tabs on our heart rate and how many steps we take each day? Has all the fun been taken out of life?
Quilters, take heart! Literally take HEART. Scientific evidence points to many positive health benefits of quilting. Not only do we often quilting with our friends, but the right kind of body chemicals are formed when we are happy doing something we enjoy and we have something to show for it.
Next time your family complains about a late dinner or the laundry not done, tell them you were “working” on your “fitness” program for good health.
Read the whole (short) article on Surprising Health Benefits of Quilting.