Monday, June 23, 2008

On volunteering

Last night, late last night, when every one else was asleep, I was up reading. One of the things I read was a health and fitness magazine. An article extolling the virtues of volunteering, titled Take a Walk on the Kind Side. Shades of Lou Reed?

And extolling the virutes of voluteering? Right up my alley!

Apparently, doctors working on a long term study in the U.S. have revealed that one secret to living a more successful and contented life is to help out. Women who take on volunteer or charity work enjoy dramatically better health and self esteem than their non-volunteering counterparts.

An excerpt ~ From tree-planting to puppy washing, it seems that the feel-good buzz we get from helping others can make as much of an impact on our health as factors like nutrition and lifestyle.

1 comment:

Michael said...

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