Hobbies & Improving Mental Health

Everyone needs a bit of ‘me’ time, a chance to escape doing a hobby they enjoy. Now, perhaps more than ever, issues surrounding mental health have been at the forefront of the media. Due to the heightened stress and anxiety that the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown has brought upon the nation, this important topic is now getting the publicity it deserves and there are things we can do to combat the stress and strains of everyday life. Harvard Health information even suggests that long-term health benefits of participating in hobbies can include an overall lower blood pressure and lower levels of long-term stress.

Other studies show that participating in hobbies are a great way to feel positive and healthy and achieve a sense of well-being. This is certainly one way people are rallying during these trying times. Creative hobbies, such as mosaic art, stimulate the brain to release endorphins. Endorphins are the chemicals produced by the body to relieve stress and pai

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