Be open to volunteering – It’s healthy! by Don Ingwerson, Pacific Health Perspectives

When it comes to volunteering, my wife has found a “match made in heaven.” Awhile back a local community group asked my wife if she would MC their performances, and she loves doing her part, while the musicians appreciate her bringing focus to their own volunteer musical efforts. The icing on the cake is that volunteering is beneficial to those on the giving and the receiving end of any volunteering effort, as Ryan Scott, author of Doing Good Keeps the Doctor Away, has found. ““An apple a day keeps the doctor away…and it turns out, so does volunteering,” says Scott. He found that 94% of those volunteering reported that they had improved moods. Over 75% of the United Health Group employees engaged in volunteer programs had less stress and the employees felt more calm and peaceful. 96% of those who volunteered felt that volunteerism enriched their sense of purpose in life. According to this study from United Health Group, the country’s most diversified health care company, volunteering is closely linked to improved health and in some cases even helps people manage chronic conditions. Read more

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