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Video: Altruism Improves Health (part eleven of series)

Numerous epidemiological studies reveal a strong association between health and doing volunteer work. The reason is not well understood, but the results are clear. If you do volunteer work on a regular basis, you are likely to improve your health. These were well controlled studies that consistently showed that those who volunteer to help other […]

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Video: Altruism, Community & Health

How altruism aids and improves ones health

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Altruism Improves Health

Whenever we perform an act of kindness, we feel good about ourselves, and feeling good about ourselves is healthy—emotionally and physiologically. Good deeds increase our sense of connection with others—a variable that has consistently been associated with health. This could help explain why it is that in numerous studies, altruism has been strongly associated with […]

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