19 April 2017

Volunteering for a worthwhile cause will keep you healthier

Volunteering for a worthwhile cause will keep you healthier. That’s the conclusion researchers arrived at after analyzing data for over 40,000 Europeans. They found that even when other factors, including age, education and gender, were taken into account, people who volunteered tended to be as healthy as non-volunteers who are five years younger. Among the possible reasons are that volunteering increases physical and cognitive activity, improves self-esteem and social standing, and causes the release of the hormones oxytocin and progesterone which are involved in regulating stress and inflammation.


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