Art making reduces stress levels

New research from Drexel University indicates that making art can significantly reduce stress-related hormones in your body.

Although the researchers from Drexel's College of Nursing and Health Professions believed that past experience in creating art might amplify the activity's stress-reducing effects, their study found that everyone seems to benefit equally. The results of the study were published in Art Therapy under the title "Reduction of Cortisol Levels and Participants' Responses Following Art Making.”

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/07421656.2016.1166832?journal...