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Healthier to give

January 12, 2014

It’s often said that it’s better to give than receive but did you know that this is actually backed up by research? While many of us feel too stressed and busy to worry about helping others, or say we’ll focus on doing good deeds when we have more ‘spare time’, evidence shows that helping others is actually beneficial for your own mental health and wellbeing. It can help reduce stress, improve your emotional wellbeing and even benefit your physical health.

There are many different ways that you can help others as part of your everyday life. Carrying out good deeds doesn’t need to take a lot of time or even cost money. Small changes can make a big difference. Here are some ways to help others:
* Volunteering
* Mentoring
* Doing something for a good cause
* Random acts of kindness

~~ excerpt from the Mental Health Foundation, leaflet free to download from http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/content/assets/PDF/publications/doing_good_pocket_guide.pdf?view=Standard

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