We build community well-being when community members become actively involved. One way to get involved is to volunteer. When we help others it turns out we also help ourselves.
Harvard Medical School suggests volunteering improves mental health. Their study found that people who donate their time keep loneliness and depression at bay. In addition, recent research suggests that people who give their time to others may be rewarded with better mental and physical health—including lower blood pressure and a longer lifespan.
The British Medical Journal found that even minimal volunteering can yield positive mental health benefits. So, what are you waiting for? Get involved. Do good.
Check out the volunteer opportunities HealthStart has listed in our Newsletter and Check our Facebook/Instagram regularly to find out how you may do some good for your community and yourself.
Robin Herskowitz, Founder