Being Kind Is Good For Your Health

Being Kind Is Good For Your Health

It’s no secret that eating fruits and vegetables, exercising, and getting good sleep are good for your health.  However, research continues to show us that there are many more things that contribute to good health and one of them is kindness.

Research is showing us that kindness can actually add years to your life span.   Studies have shown that being kind to others can lower stress, improve quality of sleep, prevent illness, result in lower levels of “bad” cholesterol, lower blood pressure, reduce pain and inflammation, improve productivity, and even strengthen social connection which is important for overall health and well being.

Let’s face it, most of us have been tempted to be sarcastic or judgmental toward someone during the course of our lives.  Social media continues to show us that there is no shortage of nastiness in the world.  However, before you share some gossip, wave a hand signal at the person that cut you off in traffic,  or roll your eyes at the person with a stack of coupons at the check out counter, take a moment to consider taking the kindness route.  You’ll be making this world a better place and taking care of your health all at the same time.

Here’s to a happy, healthy, and kinder world!

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