Give and extend life

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“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up,” said poet John Albert Holmes. He got that right! Generosity is an essential nutrient. It fuels the body with good energy and strengthens not just relationships, but the heart, immune system and your desire to be good to yourself, too!

How does generosity benefit the giver? It provides an emotional and physiological buffer against harmful stress triggered by job loss, financial troubles or the death of a loved one. Chronically elevated stress hormones, such as cortisol, raise blood pressure and blood sugar, which may damage blood vessels. They also weaken your immune system and damage neural connections, clouding your memory and judgment. Generosity cools down your mood and body-wide inflammation.



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