We all know that warm-and fuzzy feeling we get from donating to a food drive or spending time at a fund-raiser. But helping to make the world a better place also has other health benefits. Something to keep in mind as the “giving” season commences.
You can’t help but learn a strong work ethic and gain experience from helping others, says Dr. Erik Fisher. “Volunteering provides confidence-building experiences in variety of different job tasks.”
Research shows that volunteers have an improved sense of satisfaction, says Dr. Dawn Marcus.
Being a tour guide at a museum or volunteering at a hospital forces you to learn new info and stay on your toes, according to the AARP. The happy, healthy result: you form new neural pathways in your brain.
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