THE AL­TRU­ISM AD­VAN­TAGE

Giv­ing your time to oth­ers en­hances your health and well­be­ing

Men's Health (UK) - - Are You Really A Good Person? -

5.8

Hours of vol­un­teer

work com­pleted per month by peo­ple who de­scribe them­selves as “very happy”. Science of Gen­eros­ity Ini­tia­tive, Univer­sity of Notre Dame

12%

Re­duced mor­tal­ity rate among vol­un­teers com­pared to oth­ers. BMC Pub­lic Health

18%

Lower death rate among care­givers com­pared with non-care­givers. Amer­i­can Jour­nal of Epi­demi­ol­ogy

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