14 Health Benefits of Acts of Kindness

14 Health Benefits of Acts of Kindness

Volunteer Now supports causes and provides volunteering opportunities not because you HAVE to volunteer or be kind but because it is the right thing to do.

It starts and ends with each one of you.

Today you can make the world a better place by being kind, even if the person has upset you. You never know what’s going on in their life. We are all so wrapped up in ‘me’ and my rights that we have forgotten about our obligations and responsibilities to our community and the universe.

I’m convinced that if we all took our ego out of the equation, we can make the world a better place.

Choose not to make that nasty comment to impress your friends. Don’t cut someone off in the traffic. Pick up your own litter. Say I love you.

And then do something that requires a bit more effort. Volunteer Now with one of many causes. There is something for everyone.

What are the 14 heath benefits from acts of kindness?
  • Increases oxytocin (the “love” hormone)
  • Improves energy
  • Increases happiness
  • Extends lifespan
  • Increases pleasure by giving you a “helper’s high”
  • Helps produce Serotonin, the “feel good” chemical
  • Helps to reduce pain by producing the body’s natural painkillers (Endorphins)
  • Makes you age slower by being less stressed (my personal favourite
  • Improves mood
  • Helps with relationship satisfaction
  • Decreases social anxiety
  • Improves satisfaction in life
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • And helps do all these things for the person you are being kind to

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