High Blood Pressure? Felt it Down
We all know how much fun needle felting is. We know the joys of making gifts for others (and keeping a few for ourselves, too). We’ve even talked about the amazing mental health benefits of needle felting. But, did you know that needle felting has some amazing physical benefits, too?
High blood pressure is an increasing problem in our world. More and more people are dying from cardiovascular issues, and high blood pressure is the #1 risk factor for a stroke. Thankfully, a recent review discovered that hand crafts, like knitting, crocheting, and needle felting can actually help lower your blood pressure.
It makes sense. One of the biggest contributors to high blood pressure is high stress levels. As we know, needle felting is great for reducing stress. The repetitive motions are soothing, and hey, you get to stab something! If you find your stress levels rising throughout the day, make sure to find the time to felt when you get home.
Another contributor to high blood pressure is smoking. Well, aren’t you lucky! Needle felting is a great activity to replace the habit of smoking with. It keeps your concentration, it keeps your hands busy, and felted creations are always nicer when they don’t smell like smoke.
According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, women over 65 are more likely than men to get high blood pressure. If you’re worried about yours, first see a doctor. Then, come on over to my academy to learn all about needle felting! It’s a beginner-friendly hobby, and you can start felting right away – no patterns to follow, and no stitches to count! Best of all, you’ll join a group of like-minded crafters who can support you through the rough patches, and inspire new creations!
What are you waiting for? There’s no time like the present to start lowering your blood pressure. Let’s get started with felting!