You know that warm fuzzy “feel good” feeling you get when you give a gift to someone?
That’s actually a real, chemical boost that has health benefits for you...mentally and physically!
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Research shows that when you give gifts or social support to others, it triggers the release of a trifecta of hormones:
Serotonin, which helps balance your moods
Dopamine, which helps you feel good
Oxytocin, the “love” hormone that helps you bond with others
Together, they can help boost your self-esteem, lower stress, and reduce depression.
So in a nutshell, it helps make you feel HAPPIER!
And not only does giving help boost your mood and emotional health, but on the physical side of things, it’s linked with:
Lower blood pressure
Living a longer life
This seems to actually be hardwired into our systems. Scientists studying MRI images of people who gave to charity found that their brain’s “reward center” was stimulated, releasing all those feel-good endorphins.
Just some fun random facts for you, so you can impress your friends at your holiday parties!
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