Volunteering may help you live longer - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Volunteering may help you live longer

Researchers at the University of Michigan say volunteering may help you live longer. They looked at data from a long-term study of ten thousand adults, who have been followed since 1957. They found those whose motivation for volunteering was solely to help others lived longer than those who didn't volunteer --or those who volunteered for personal gain. This benefit persisted even when researchers took other health factors into account -- like weight, smoking history and alcohol use.

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