HOB­BIES AND HEALTH

Woman's Weekly (UK) - - Real Life -

Ac­cord­ing to Dr Elle Boag, Se­nior Lec­turer in Psy­chol­ogy at Birm­ing­ham City Univer­sity, hob­bies can of­fer the fol­low­ing phys­i­cal and men­tal ben­e­fits:

They can pro­vide a so­cial out­let – many hob­bies are group-based and a great way to meet and con­nect with peo­ple.

Peo­ple with hob­bies are shown to have fewer cases of hyper­ten­sion, greater phys­i­cal func­tion, health­ier BMIs and fewer men­tal-health prob­lems.

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