Knitting is just what the doctor ordered

Lowered heart rate, lowered blood pressure, and reduced harmful blood levels of the stress hormone coritsol are all health benefits of the latest (but by no means new) trend: knitting and crocheting. According to the Craft Yarn Council, a third of women ages 25 to 35 now knit or crochet. And they aren’t just doing … [ Read more]

This just in: red wine better for you than grape juice

Red wine is better for you than grape juice, says New York Times health blogger Karen Weintraub. That’s due to the fermentation process involved in making wine, which changes the makeup of the juice. Plus, the skin of the grape, which is loaded with healthful antioxidants, is more likely to be used in the winemaking process. … [ Read more]