7. Hobbies Have Definite Physical Health Benefits
Of course, it’s obvious if you engage in strenuous physical activity as a hobby, your body will be more toned. But even hobbies that do not require exercise can lower blood pressure, lower total cortisol, reduce waist circumference and body mass index. Positive emotions can lead to faster recovery from illness, better sleep, and fewer colds.
If you have a hobby already you probably took it up because you were passionate about it. Perhaps you didn’t give any thought to the benefits of having a hobby at all, but now you know just how much it enriches your life. If you don’t have a hobby, have these benefits convinced you to start one?