To tell you the truth, I was also a bit surprised to know that woodworking has tons of benefits for the body. Woodworking is a craft, and everybody knows that. But only a few people appreciate how beneficial it is for one’s physical and mental state. This time, we’ll take a closer look at what woodworking can do for our human bodies.
But first, let’s review what it is.
Woodworking is the activity of creating things using wood.
Now let’s tackle its benefits.
It strengthens the body.
This art makes us carry a stack of wood for our DIY or home improvement projects we can’t wait to finish. Woodworking makes our bones and muscles stronger because of the repetitive tasks it requires like using a jigsaw or any another type of saw. Our joints can be exercised through the back-and-forth motions saws, and other tools demand. Our hand to eye coordination can be enhanced as well.
It improves the heart.
Woodworking can also lower our stress levels by combating cortisol, our stress hormone! By relieving us of stress and anxiety and reducing depression levels, we can help our hearts stay healthy. Woodworking lowers blood pressure levels as well, making sure our hearts stay fit as it should be.
It saves money.
Woodworking also allows us to save money by using what we already have in our vicinity. Through the use of pieces of woods or logs we already own, we no longer have to purchase pieces of work that cost double. Apart from this, it can also help us personalize or customize our belongings, making our furniture unique from anyone else’s.
It improves the mind.
Requiring us to focus on what we’re doing at present, woodworking also keeps our minds sharp. It can also increase our expertness on the various types of wood like mahogany and oak; different saws like pole saw and jigsaw; and other tools we’ll encounter throughout our journey with wood. This activity also encourages us to be more creative and resourceful. Plus, it increases our serotonin levels, which means it makes us happy. After completing a project, we’ll definitely have a better mood and higher self-esteem.
It averts future sicknesses.
Woodworking is a type of workout. Because it is so, it prevents us from acquiring future viruses and ailments. The activity, which makes us move around, helps us stay fit and keeps us away from the sedentary lifestyle we all are seduced to entertain. Thanks to woodworking, we can even have a smaller chance of having fractures and osteoporosis.