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Volunteering Good For Your Health

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Volunteering can be a win-win situation where you get big benefits while helping others.

The United Health Optum Institute study found more than 75% of volunteers say that helping others has made them feel healthier. Almost 95% say it also improved their mood.

Even more interesting, a quarter of volunteers say it has helped them manage a chronic illness over the past year.

Volunteers also say it helped them better control stress, gave them a sense of purpose, and helped them take greater control over their health.

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