Being Creative Can Reduce Stress: Even If You’re Not Artistic
by Lesley Taylor
Even if you’re the type of person who exclaims, “I can’t even draw a straight line!” being creative can still significantly reduce your stress levels.
In a new study of healthy individuals, researchers at Drexel University found that participation in 45 minutes of creative arts was linked to a significant drop in the level of the stress hormone, cortisol. Interestingly, this drop was not dependent on artistic ability, experience, gender, or the type of materials used.