Boosting both mental and physical health, research has show that those who volunteer live longer, happier and more fulfilled lives.
Charitable giving delivers a host of benefits to the body and brain. So whether you give your time or money, you will still feel the positive effects to:
- Lower blood pressure.
- Lower stress levels.
- Less anxiety and depression.
- Increased self-esteem.
Four reasons to begin a tradition of giving:
- Giving makes you feel happy. Your brain's pleasure circuits are stimulated by acts of charity and release "good feeling" chemicals such as endorphins, which give you a sense of euphoria, and oxytocin, which promotes tranquility and inner peace.
- Giving is good for your health. Stress is the catalyst for many known health issues. Giving has been proven to decrease blood pressure and reduce stress. This reduction promotes longer life and better health.
- Giving promotes social connection. Studies show that when you give to others, your generosity is often continued down the line to someone else, or returned to you. This strengthens our ties to each other.
- Giving is contagious. When one person gives, it inspires others to do the same, and that's what InTah is all about!
“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean.
But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” Mother Teresa