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Know what recent studies have concluded as the most relaxing hobby of all times

TIMESOFINDIA.COM | Last updated on – Sep 27, 2020, 21:00 ISTclose01/4​Know what recent studies have concluded as the most relaxing hobby of all timesThe coronavirus pandemic has brought in various problems and made 2020 a really tough year for everyone.Increasing unemployment and the fear of losing a loved one due to the virus, has brought despair among mankind. People feel frustrated, sad, depressed, scared and what not?However, even in this tough situation, relax and help yourself stay positive and hopeful. So, what should one do to relax and release all the tension? New research has identified the most relaxing hobby that can surely help you.Knitting it is. No doubt some amount of stress is good for us as it motivates us to perform efficiently and do the right thing. But too much stress, just like too much of any other thing never does any good. readmore02/4​What happens when we feel stressed?When our body feels stressed, it activates the fight or flight response. This releases adrenaline and increases the cortisol levels. Over-release of these hormones can affect your body functionality.Deep relaxation can help shift your body from fight or flight mode so that you can rest and recharge yourself. readmore03/4​The most relaxing hobbyResearchers tried to find the most relaxing hobby that can lower your stress levels and heart rate.A survey was conducted including 2,379 people. There were 20 common hobbies that people used to reduce stress that consisted of everything from hiking to cooking and sports. Participants were made to wear a fitness band to track their heart rate. This helped them find the activity that calmed people’s heart rate the most. It was found that participants who did knitting had a lower heart rate by an average of almost 19 per cent as compared to other people who did other activities. readmore04/4​Is knitting actually the best way to relax?As per the study, knitting lowered heart rate the most, but then, it all depends on personal choices and perspectives. Some people might find painting or drawing to be even more relaxing.The National Institute of Mental Health suggests that exercising raises your heart rate as the best way to relax and cope up with stress. This has also worked for many. But if you have tried other things, why not give knitting a try?readmore
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