Post by DoctoriDuniya
Do you know spending free time on your favorite hobbies has been linked to your improved overall health? Do you know making time for yourself and doing what you love can improve your overall well being in many ways? You may not be aware of the proven facts that practicing hobbies can be good for your mental and physical health too.
Most of us engage in hobbies because we find pleasure and fun in it. Hobbies are an integral part of our lives, which are according to a 2015 study, have been shown to benefit health. So next time if you are not in mood of working out, sleeping or staring your mobile screen, indulging yourself in the activities what you love would be the best option for you.
According to some top health professionals, people who keep themselves engaged in their down time were found to be more cheerful, happier, less bored, less stressed, relaxed mind, improved heart health, controlled blood pressure, better concentration, better immune system, and had steady heart rate. It has been also linked to increased creativity, work productivity and job performance.
Listing some healthy hobbies you can take a look at, that can transform your life and improve your health.
1)Dancing-According to health professionals, dancing has been linked to spectrum of health benefits. Dancing can be considered as one of the easiest, affordable and approachable way of exercise so anyone can dance and enjoy it. It has also been linked to improved cardiovascular health, increased stamina, better brain health, improved bones and muscles health. It will also help you maintain healthy weight.
2)Gardening- A simple act of gardening contains spectrum of unexpected health benefits. It can be considered as a subtle form of exercise which help boosts strength, stamina, and flexibility. It has been also linked to reduced memory loss and reduced risk of heart attack and stroke.
3)Writing- Writing is a great way to overcome boredom and stress. Writing in leisure time has been shown to reduced stress level, improvement in memory and improved sleep cycle. Researchers have found out that writing helps improve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, arthritis, asthma, depression, emotional events, etc. It also reduces the risk of cancer.
4)Listening Music- Listening to music can have an array of both mental and physical health benefits. Researchers suggest that listening to music helps reduce your stress level, boost immune system, ease physical pain and discomfort and brighten you mood.
5) Reading- Reading in leisure time can be best option for you. It has been linked to series of mental benefits. Its benefits include- increased mental stimulation, reduced stress, improved memory, and concentration. It brings overall wellness and state of being calm. 6)Traveling- Traveling has also shown to improved overall health. It plays an excellent role in improving brain health. New experience and exposure while traveling help reduce your stress, boost your immune system, decrease your risk of heart disease, keep your mind sharp, and keep your muscle moving.
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