Journal

Art keeps you healthy


Read a great article this morning about various studies conducted by the American Journal of Public Health and how there is a connection between creating and and improving health. There always seems to be a ton of these, but I feel there can never be enough attention on the subject. ┬áThe impact includes results such as “Improved medical outcomes” and “”reductions in depression” Additionally there is a published study in the Journal of Psychosomatic Medicine that showed when HIV patients used writing as a treatment, the results improved their CD4+ lymphocyte counts which improves their immune system.

You can read more here, I’m paraphrasing more or less, and loved the summary.

In our always on, always connected world of television, social media, etc, art offers a way to get away from all of it. Take a minute to ignore all the incoming signals and create an outgoing one instead.