Saturday, March 28, 2009
Everyone knows that good deeds make you feel good. Did you ever think about WHY?
There are the obvious reasons -- that we spread joy, spread goodness, spread change. It's gratifying. But there's also a physiological reason that has been studied. It's an effect called "helper's high".
Studies have shown that volunteering can help your stress levels, help you sleep better, make improvements in certain health conditions and improve your immune system.
Go check out the overview of the study. It's really fascinating. Go out and create some good health for yourself by doing good for others.