Monday, 12 November 2007

Do-gooders give themselves better health

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Feeling charitable? Then get out there and give of yourself. It's good for others, and it's good for you too.

Studies investigating the link between health and volunteering show that givers live longer and have lower rates of depression than those not engaged in altruistic acts. Seems right. I know I aways feel better when I help someone. The feeling of brightening someone's day works wonders on my spirit. It also distracts me from my own issues.

Check out this article supporting the scientific evidence that helping out produces health benefits. And take a look at this website to locate volunteer opportunities near you.

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