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Why Doing Good Is Healthy for the Do-Gooder

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Volunteering graphicScientific research has proven that not only does it feel good to volunteer and give back regularly, it can also improve your health. Acts of generosity on a regular basis have been linked to health benefits such as lower blood pressure and decreased mortality rates among do-gooders. These positive emotions we feel during acts of kindness are more enduring, provide us with a sense of purpose, and change our brain chemistry for the better. This New York Times article highlights the scientific evidence that volunteering may be just what the doctor should order.




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