Resolved to be Healthier? Add ‘Giving Back’ to the Checklist.



If you’ve resolved to maintain good health in 2014, add ‘giving back’ to your daily checklist. That’s right, being selfless reaps some self-serving health benefits.

A 2013 study from BMC Public Health revealed that volunteers benefit from reduced rates of depression, an increased sense of life satisfaction and well being, and a 22 perfect reduction in the risk of dying.

Additionally, regularly engaging in as little as an hour of work once a month just makes you feel good; study participants benefited from increased social contact and reduced feelings of loneliness.

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