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Ever thought about doing good to others?
Ever felt relaxed after doing a day of volunteering?
Does volunteering ever motivate you to do good to others?
Ever felt happy even after helping the stray animals?
If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, there’s a good explanation for why – it’s called science
GOOD DEEDS DAY
April 10th, 2016 – OMG!! The Day is just about the corner. It’s time to start rallying your friends, family, colleagues to join this global movement of doing good.
If your fellow good-doers still need motivation and convincing, these 5 facts about the benefits of doing good to share with them
1. Decreases StressAccording to a study examining the relationship between volunteering and hypertension, giving back can have a significant impact on blood pressure. Study states that, adults over 50 years of age, who volunteered about 4 hours a week 40% less likely to have developed hypertension then the non-volunteers.
2. Increased Life ExpectancyThere is a very fine line between giving, selfishness and lifespan. A research shows that subjects food provided tangible assistance to friends and family members (running errands, helping with child care etc.) reported to have a less stressful life and consequently had reduced mortality
3. Doing Good Makes Us Feel BetterThe sensation of ‘ Helper’s High’ is a feeling or a sort of “rush” after performing a good deed. The sensation is produced when your brain releases endorphins, the feel-good chemical of the brain. When you do something good for someone else, your brain’s pleasure centers light up releasing endorphins and producing this high
4. Doing Good Makes Us Happier at work
According to a study from the University of Wisconsin Madison altruists in the office are more likely to be committed to the work and less likely to quit their jobs. The researchers also found that individuals in their mid-30s who rated helping others in their work as important, reported they were happier with their life when surveyed 30 years later
5. Doing Good Will Motivate You To Do Good AgainA 2012 study published in Psychological Science found that reflecting on your past good deeds make you feel selfless and want to help more, as compared to reflecting on the times other have helped you. In other words, thinking about what you have given others – and not only what you have received – will motivate you to do good again and again