Fruity Potcoasters: Hello my beloved friends of the blog, once again I’m here to talk about this craft that everyone already knows to be my favorite, yes my dear CROCHET. Today I bring a pattern, very colorful, very modern and perfect for those who want to decorate a home environment and make it very cozy. The crochet pattern is a differentiated craft, which can also be made in a unique and classic color, according to the artisan’s taste.

    I also want to talk to you today about the benefits of crochet as a hobby, I know I am suspicious of talking, because my preference for this craft is infinite, but research shows that crochet is an excellent therapy, being a great ally for well-being.

    More than a hobby, it soothes, soothes, prevents Alzheimer’s and relieves stress, depression and anxiety. Lack of humor, mental fatigue, monotony … Ending these annoyances can be simple and pleasurable.

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    Why crochet helps cure and prevent disease
    – The activity requires concentration, reasoning and motor coordination, which helps to prevent degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
    – Staying intellectually active can also prevent depression and decrease anxiety.
    – Doing the job alters brain chemistry, decreasing stress hormones and increasing serotonin and dopamine levels. These substances are responsible for feelings of well-being and pleasure.
    – Repetitive movements reduce blood pressure and generate a feeling of relaxation. It also stimulates the agility of the hands.

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    In hospitals, it is “medicine”
    Some hospitals already adopt crochet to relieve tension and anxiety in patients and their families. Itapevi General Hospital, in Greater São Paulo, participates in the Tecendo Vida Project. The work is done by volunteers who teach crochet classes in the sectors of pediatrics, gynecology, psychiatry and orthopedics. For Rosana Navajas Barbosa, supervisor of pediatrics, “the activity can reassure the companion, reflecting on the patient’s well-being”.

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    She reports the case of a mother who resisted her son’s hospitalization: “When she started attending classes, she became more receptive and less aggressive. And the child responded much better to the treatment. ”Occupational therapy specialists ensure that this art therapy is an efficient method, as it stimulates creativity and also serves as an escape valve for stress relief.

    At this moment, we from the blog wish you all a good week!

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