Employee volunteerism: good for the community, good for employee health.


Posted by Tara W and Kira H on Oct 7, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Most people who have volunteered will agree that giving back to the community can make you feel good. But beyond the mental health benefits, recent studies have found that spending time helping others may also be good for your body. In an article published in Psychology and Aging, researchers from Carnegie Mellon found that there is an association between regular volunteer work and a decreased risk for high blood pressure in adults over 50 (Harvard Health Blog). This may be due to an overall more active lifestyle, or a result of the decrease in stress that many people experience while volunteering; either way, people who offer their time regularly seem to get back almost as much as they give.

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Topics: Corporate Social Responsibility

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