How Volunteering Helps Your Health

How Volunteering Helps Your Health

If you’re volunteering this season, you may not expect anything in return—but you’re getting better health as a perk. In fact, vol

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If you’re volunteering this season, you may not expect anything in return—but you’re getting better health as a perk. In fact, volunteers are healthier than younger non-volunteers, according to a study published in PLOS ONE. Researchers looked at data on more than 40,000 people and found that those who volunteered were as healthy as someone five years younger—even after controlling for health-influencing variables like education and gender. Want in on the action? Find volunteer opportunities in your area at Volunteer Match.

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