Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Knitting for your brain

When medical student Alana Noritake designed this cute "brain hat", she probably didn't realise that she was offering more than just a method of keeping your head warm.

It's well known that learning a new skill is a beneficial brain exercise, but this study from the Mayo Clinic specifically mentions crafting, along with reading and socialising, as having a positive effect on the development of mild cognitive impairment as you age.

So buy Alana's pattern from the link above and help her pay her way through college; then get knitting, and you'll be doing two (or three) good things at once!

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