January is National Hobby Month and February is National Embroidery Month

With winter weather here, it’s the perfect time to explore a new hobby.  The upstate area offers a wide variety of hobby, craft, sewing, and knitting supply stores and classes.  Having a hobby has been linked to a variety of positive outcomes, including greater work success, reducing the risks of dementia, as well as the joy of activity.

Some hobbies, such as knitting, have been linked to more restful sleep.  Visit the RocHealthData map room to see regional variation in hours of sleep and mental health, overlaid with locations for hobby, craft, and yarn shops.

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