Researchers at the University of Buffalo found that giving and being unselfish seemed to lead to a lower risk of early death.  One of the researchers said, “Our conclusion is that helping others reduces mortality specifically by buffering the association between stress and mortality”.

In a book titled “Why Good Things Happen To Good People”, Jill Neimark and Dr. Stephen Post claim that giving protects your physical and mental well-being. They wrote this book because they believe that giving is good for you! Their theory is that while you can’t change the things that happen to you or the unkindness of others, you can create your own happiness and take care of your own health through acts of generosity.

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