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Welcome to Day 7 of Nature’s Path Christmas countdown –  “25 Ways to Wellness”

Random acts of kindness are a hot topic in science and psychology today. Study after study has proven that compassionate giving and benevolence are not only great for the recipient, but the giver as well. Here are some facts and links for more information:

  • Giving not only makes you feel good, it also makes you stronger
  • We feel happier when we perform acts of kindness
  • People who are kind and compassionate are usually the most successful
  • We increase [children’s] feelings of happiness and well-being, reduce bullying, and improve their friendships by teaching them to be givers of kindness
  • Random acts of kindness don’t just benefit the ones you gift, but also help your own mental health
  • When you are grateful and practicing random acts of kindness… the result is inner calm, clarity of thinking and a heart full of love

 

Physiological benefits [of kindness] include:
[Strengthened] immune system
Improved Cognitive Performance
Increase in Energy
Lower Heart Rate
Balanced cortisol levels which result in less internal stress
More likely to live a longer and more satisfied life
Laughter and inner joy resulting in decreased stress hormones; lower blood pressure; and diminished pain

See more at:

http://www.honeyfoundation.org/learn/research-info/

Day 7 – Improve your immune system and more – Random Acts of Kindness

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