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The Positive Benefits of Volunteering

(Source:  The Beauty of Aging Blog)

A 20-year long study of over 6,000 Americans on the effect of volunteering on environmental issues found that people who were involved in these volunteer activities were more active, healthier and more upbeat than those who were not. Being exposed to nature positively affects one's health according to this study.

Karl P...illemer, Thomas E. Fuller-Rowell, M.C. Reid, and Nancy M. Wells, The Gerontologist, 50, 594-60