Becoming comfortable cooking at home appears to boost your mental health. In a new study published in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition, researchers at Edith Cowan University assigned over 650 adults to a seven-week healthy cooking course and measured the effects on the participants’ cooking confidence and mental health. The researchers observed that adults who participated in the cooking classes had better general health, mental health and subjective vitality than controls who didn’t take the cooking course, even up to six months later.