Give Back for Good Health

The emotional benefits of volunteering are clear, but have you seen the health benefits? Researchers have found that giving back lowers blood pressure. It lowers stress, and we know that stress is tied to a host of health issues. But the biggest thing is that people who volunteer live longer than those who don’t. It may be tied to picking up important information along the way as a person volunteers, such as hearing about nutrition in reference to a person they’re helping and applying health information to their own life. So start a new healthy habit––giving back.

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About Melissa Ford

Melissa Ford is the senior strategist at Women Online. As a writer, she covers a diverse range of topics including education, health, technology, and parenting. She is also the mother of amazing twin teens.

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