Random Acts of kindness
Random Acts of Kindness
Did you know showing a random act of kindness has many health benefits? Spreading service not only helps others feel better about themselves -- it can also boost the giver's health and happiness, according to research. It's a win-win for all. Here's why.
Based on CNN, Studies show Putting the well-being of others before our own without expecting anything in return, or what is called being altruistic, stimulates the reward centers of the brain. Those feel-good chemicals flood our system. Volunteering, for example, has been shown to minimize stress and improve depression. Volunteering can also reduce the risk for cognitive impairment and even help us live longer. One reason for this, experts say, is because kindness contributes to our sense of community and belonging. And that, studies have found, is a crucial contributor to a healthy, longer life.
Another random act of kindness would be donating. You might be wondering what health benefits come from this? Well, low blood pressure. According to CNN, There was a study done. The study involved two groups of people. These groups were given money; one group spent it among themselves while the other finished it on others. The study found that the group that spent it on others had the lowest blood pressure after the six-week study.
Apart from having a healthy, longer life and low blood pressure, you will also feel happy. Knowing that you are helping others will make you content, which is essential to our health.
So next time you come across something, or someone, consider making an act of kindness as you are making the other person feel better; you are improving your health as well!