Saturday, March 28, 2009

Good Deeds are GOOD for you!

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.


♥ Kathy said...

I find that when I'm nice (or giving) that it really changes the moods of the people around me. Even when people are hateful I try to keep smiling...I TRY I said LOL I do pretty good most the time. This blog always makes me feel good too. You did good Wendy ♥ I'm going to read the study now :)

Wendy said...

Thank you, sweet pea. :D

Anne said...

Hi Wendy! Thanks for visiting my blog. I love to hear from new bloggers. This was a very interesting post. I also clicked on the link you provided. The studies of giving and volunteering was astonishing. Some great facts. This post of yours made me think of more ways where I to could give more of my time and helping others.