Wednesday, December 19, 2012


Embrace the holiday spirit by volunteering and you’ll be giving a gift to yourself as well.
 People who give back to their community live longer than those who don’t, with one caveat. Researchers found that if you volunteer to help others rather than yourself, you may reap the rewards of a longer life. But if you’re motivated by selfish reasons, such as networking or improving your resume, the health benefits of volunteering may not be as great.
Volunteering as a way to connect in a meaningful and social way, however, does appear to offer life-extending benefits.
 Whatever your motives, you can still do your community good by offering a helping hand this holiday season.

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