Giving back and volunteering is a fantastic way to support and care for your community. But it’s also good for you, too. In addition to helping with your career, finding your next job, and make new connections, volunteering is important for about your physical and mental health too. Studies have shown that altruism and selflessness contribute to greater physical well-being. We’ve highlighted five key benefits below as examples, check them out!
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Improve Overall Physical Health
If you have a chronic health condition, doctors often tell you to get moving and find more reasons to be on your feet or connecting with other people. Studies have found that volunteering reduces symptoms of heart disease and chronic pain, among other ailments. You're rarely in one place for too long when you volunteer. It always keeps you moving and meeting new people.
By savoring your time spent in service to others, you’ll feel a sense of meaning and appreciation—both given and received—which can be calming.