Mind & Mood

When Being Kind Rewards You In So Many Ways

Showing a little love can give your health a boost. Try these:

By Iva Kuck | May 2, 2017

Spread The Hugs

As long as you’re hugging someone you know and like, when you make contact you’ll experience a surge of oxytocin, a hormone that fights stress, lowers blood pressure and improves memory.

Socialise With Your Colleagues

Building strong relationships with the people you work with is smart – people who tend to have better health and a lower risk of stress-related burnout. It’s because soending time with colleagues outside of work encourages a healthy sense of belonging, community and ‘we-ness’ say researchers at the University of Queensland.

Give To A Stranger

In fact, try to do that five times in a day. Performing a handful of ‘random acts of kindness’ in a single day boosts happiness and helps to reduce the physical impact of stress. Everything counts, from feeding a stranger’s parking meter to donating blood.

Text: Bauersyndication.com.au

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