Can Adult Coloring Improve Well-being?

Can Adult Coloring Improve Well-being?

The use of adult coloring books has become popular in the last few years, some 14 million adult coloring books were sold in 2016. They are often marketed as having some benefit for well-being. Like many other relaxing activities, coloring can be calming, but is it really beneficial? A new study finds it might be. Researchers at the University of Otago in New Zealand found that after coloring regularly for a week, people showed significantly lower levels of depressive symptoms and anxiety compared to a control group. Study participants colored a series of complex pictures for at least 10 minutes...

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