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  1. 1. Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/29454428@N08/4658734719/">State Library of New South Wales collection</a> via <a href="http://compfight.com">Compfight</a> <a href="http:// www.flickr.com/commons/usage/">cc</a> men and women have knitted through history • According to Carolyn Bucior, men and women worldwide have been knitting for at least 1800 years of recorded history.
  2. 2. Knitting reduces dementia cases by 40% Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/21109902@N00/3091619333/">Anne-Miek Bibbe</a> via <a href="http://compfight.com">Compfight</a> <a href="http://www.flickr.com/help/general/ #147">cc</a> • Mental activity and social engagement, both found in knitting groups, has been shown to make people 40% LESS likely to experience dementia, according to Dr. Valenzuela and others.
  3. 3. Knitting: Good for Body and Mind Original Knitted Remote Control Holder • Knitting is therapeutic for your body and mind
  4. 4. Original Afghan expandYour horizons - heal your mind You can improve your health and mind if you learn these skills
  5. 5. Original hat Knitting and crocheting for years ! I’ve been knitting and crocheting for over 25 years
  6. 6. Knitting Clubs are Everywhere Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/45940879@N04/6325899191/">Kalexanderson</a> via <a href="http://compfight.com">Compfight</a> <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/ by-nc-sa/2.0/">cc</a> • You can join a knitting club wherever you live
  7. 7. Chronic Pain - treated Addiction - treated Mental illness - treated cable dress - modified design • Knitting and crocheting can treat chronic pain, addiction, and mental illness
  8. 8. Knitting treats chronic Pain Reversible Pattern I knit • Knitting and crocheting has proved useful in treating chronic pain
  9. 9. Knitting controls pain perception Another Remote Control Holder • Knitting in particular has been shown to change the perception of pain, allowing knitters to control their chronic pain.
  10. 10. Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/35213698@N08/9558242950/">Dave Toussaint (www.photographersnature.com)</a> via <a href="http://compfight.com">Compfight</a> <a href="http://www.flickr.com/help/general/#147">cc</a> knitting creates a Healing, meditative environment • Knitting also creates a meditative state of mind, a technique that is otherwise very difficult to master, allowing more control of pain and healing
  11. 11. Knitting Treats Mental illness Reversible knitting pattern ! Knitting has proved useful in the treatment of major mental illnesses like schizophrenia and OCD.
  12. 12. Repetitive motion success acceptance of mistakes Brioche Hat • Repetitive motion, the feeling of success, and the acceptance of mistakes helps control depression, bipolar, and OCD
  13. 13. physicality rhythm patterns original afghan • The contact with physical items, the calming rhythm, and the repetitive patterns treat panic disorders and bipolar disorders
  14. 14. Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/22509585@N03/2609356317/">like_shipwrecks</a> via <a href="http://compfight.com">Compfight</a> <a href="http://www.flickr.com/help/general/#147">cc</a> knitting can help you quit smoking • Knitting can help treat smoking and other addictions
  15. 15. Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/62472560@N00/5638484385/">Daniela Vladimirova</a> via <a href="http://compfight.com">Compfight</a> <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/">cc</a> distraction from addiction • The knitting provides a distraction for the addict, giving them something else to do with their hands
  16. 16. Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/35076119@N04/4113553510/">Rebecca Nicole Montana</a> via <a href="http://compfight.com">Compfight</a> <a href="http://www.flickr.com/help/general/#147">cc</a> knitting produces endorphins • Knitting and crocheting produces endorphins, which have a calming effect on the mind and body, which can replace the need for addictions.
  17. 17. Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50658935@N00/6389541647/">sifis</a> via <a href="http://compfight.com">Compfight</a> <a href="http://www.flickr.com/help/general/#147">cc</a> Join A knitting Group • The best thing to do is to join a knitting group or start one. Knitting groups are found in nursing homes, yarn stores, libraries, and hospitals.
  18. 18. knitting is therapeutic for men and women Original Handbag, Finnish traditional patterns • Knitting is therapeutic for men and women. In fact, until the 19th century, it was expected of men to knit worldwide. Crochet, however, was considered a “woman’s craft” and women were expected not to knit.
  19. 19. You Can Do IT! original leg warmer • As long as you can knit or crochet, you already have the tools to change your life at your disposal already
  20. 20. You can learn to knit in many placesoriginal laundry bag • If you want to learn how to knit, you can find instruction at yarn stores, knitting groups, YouTube and the Internet, as well as modern magazines like Vogue and Knitting Monthly.