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Knitting might be the best medicine

A report that claims knitting could have health benefits making it worthy of being prescribed on the NHS sets Jane Bates on a flight of fancy

A report that claims knitting could have health benefits making it worthy of being prescribed on the NHS sets Jane Bates on a flight of fancy

According to a newspaper article, knitting ‘could save the NHS’ and practitioners should consider prescribing it as an alternative to medication.

The story was based on a report commissioned by the charity Knit for Peace, which outlined the range of health benefits knitting can bring – clacking away with the needles apparently lowers blood pressure, reduces depression and can slow the onset of dementia.

Imagine calling your surgery for a repeat prescription. ‘Six balls of the four-ply wool/acrylic mix please, in pink.’

So chilled out

Then

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