I’ve posted before on the interrelationship of Art and health, here and here. It shouldn’t be surprising to learn that Art is good not only for our state of mind, but also for physical well-being. It’s become something of an M.D. mantra that the health of the body is closely related to that of the mind. This usually translates to generalities such as reducing stress, staying happy, being positive. But now doctors – in Canada at least – can actually prescribe Art for their patients.
“There’s more and more scientific proof that art therapy is good for your physical health. It increases our level of cortisol and our level of serotonin. We secrete hormones when we visit a museum and these hormones are responsible for our well-being.”
I told you that Art was good for you!