(Vocus) February 23, 2009
Researchers have determined strengthening brain function is achieved through repeated activities like hobbies. There is a world of hobbies that require different skill sets and thus result in different benefits such as increasing manual dexterity, slowing effects of aging process, promoting physical activity, encouraging social interaction and reducing stress.
In an effort to promote hobbies during National Hobby Month, Internet retailer Magazines.com is featuring hobby magazine subscriptions at significant discounts off the cover prices:
Collecting: Collectors' magazines are one of the most popular means to learn more about the hobby of collecting. Find articles on how to get started in the hobby of collecting including tips on seeking, locating, acquiring, organizing, cataloging, displaying, storing, and maintaining finds. Benefits: Promotes mental clarity.
Featured collecting magazine titles: Coins, Classic Toy Trains, Beckett Sports Card Monthly, Car Collector, Comic Buyer's Guide, Rock & Gem and Antiques and Fine Art
Outdoor Recreation: This hobby category includes everything from wildlife enthusiasts to adventure travel. Benefits: Spending time in nature exercise's all the senses plus promotes physical activity.
Featured outdoor recreation magazine titles: Bicycling, Adventure Kayak, Backpacker, Boating, Camping Life, Outdoor Life and Field & Stream
Sewing: There are many types of sewing from crocheting and knitting to quilting and cross-stitching. Benefits: Repeated use of hands and fingers promotes better manual dexterity.
Featured sewing magazine titles: Creative Knitting, Crochet!, Threads, Sew Beautiful, Cross Stitch Gold, Interweave Knits, Interweave Crochet, Country Sampler, McCall's Quilting
Scrapbooking: This hobby is now more popular than golf in American households according to Creating Keepsakes magazine research. Benefits: A fun way to relieve stress and promote social interaction.
Featured scrapbooking magazine titles: Creating Keepsakes, Scrapbooks Etc., Paper Crafts and Memory Maker magazine
Magazines.com is a privately-held company based in Franklin, Tenn. Major investors in Magazines.com are Anderson Media, one of the top U.S. wholesale distributors of magazines, music, books, and videos and Time Inc., publisher of People, Sports Illustrated and Time magazines.
With more than 1,900 titles available, Magazines.com offers people a fun, easy way to discover new magazines and helps them track subscriptions. Magazines.com is the leading independent agent selling subscriptions, serving customers online at Magazines.com and by telephone at 800-MAGAZINES (800-624-2946.)