A daily knit

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It goes without say­ing that, as we get older, our joints sif­fen nat­u­rally, which makes it so frus­trat­ing to carry out quite sim­ple tasks, let alone more in­tri­cate ones. But it has been proven that peo­ple deal­ing with the frus­tra­tion of arthritic con­di­tions, lack of dex­ter­ity and poor hand-to-eye co­or­di­na­tion ben­e­fit greatly by en­gag­ing in hand-fo­cused craft ac­tiv­i­ties such as knit­ting.

Wrist and fin­ger strength in­creases over time, which im­pacts then on other day-to-day ac­tiv­i­ties like the dif­fi­cultly in han­dling cut­lery, the ease of which we took so much for granted when we were younger.

So what if you don’t know how to knit but still want the ben­e­fits? As funny as this may sound, you can still do it! By pur­chas­ing a large set of knit­ting nee­dles, (prob­a­bly 5.5mm to 8mm), you can sim­ply ma­nip­u­late them, grasp­ing them with both hands and mov­ing them around to mim­ick the move­ments of knit­ting. This in­creases grip­ping ca­pa­bil­i­ties, strength and a range of mo­tions.

I know you’re only knit­ting with thin air, and the phys­i­cal re­sult will just be a trans­par­ent scarf, but your wrists and fin­gers will thank you for it and you’ll soon no­tice a dif­fer­ence in your dex­ter­ity.

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