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.