Giving Gets You High?

Giving Gets You High?

Does selfless giving make you healthier? Studies show that community service volunteers have lower rates of depression and higher self esteem.


Key Facts In This Video

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    During the holiday season, people feel temporarily charged to give back and help others. (0:41)

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    When we give to others without expecting something in return, our brain releases a plethora of good-feeling hormones. (1:12)

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    One study found elderly people who helped others had stronger hearts and more longevity. (1:42)

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