Let’s have a heart to heart talk. February is American Heart Month. Taking care your heart is obviously important since it keeps you going on a daily basis. One of the best resources for information regarding a maintaining a healthy heart is the American Heart Association.
Some key things to focus on include nutrition, exercise, and stress management. If you knit or crochet, you’re already helping your heart by relieving stress! Next time you’re sitting with a ball and needles (or a hook), working away at a pattern, notice how calm you become.
Consider checking out Knit Red: Stitching for Women’s Heart Health. Heart disease is the biggest culprit of women’s deaths in the United States. Knit Red combines heart-health inspired patterns from today’s knitting designers along with tips, recipes, facts and stories regarding heart disease. This book was published in 2012 by Sixth&Spring Books. The publisher has since released a similar book entitled, Sew Red: Sewing and Quilting for Women’s Heart Health.
Heart Happy Patterns
The Easy Heart Applique is a quick and easy pattern. Once you’re done, wear it proudly either on a bag or shirt. Or make a chain of hearts to hang around the home or your cubicle. The sight of something cute that you made might keep you calm. These small Crochet Hearts are also sweet and simple–perfect for a quick burst of stress relief.
What other hobbies do you have to keep your heart happy?