Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxic > Health-in-Motion 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. 0 More: Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical Exercising with allergies – what you should know Medical Do therapists need therapy? Lifestyle Scientists closer to drug that cuts nicotine dependence Diet and nutrition Gluten-free craze: But what about people who really can't have gluten? News Drug addicts target patients for their medication News Health dept commits to resolve critical ARV shortages before year end From our sponsors Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier Gut health » Can't lose weight? Blame it on your gut Our nutrition experts weigh in on why gut health is such an important factor in weight loss, on World Obesity Day. Sleep better » Yes, there is such a thing as too much sleep A new study confirms that too little sleep can impair your brain, but interestingly, too much sleep is also a problem.