THE BEST WAY TO GIVE

YOURS (UK) - - Feeling Great -

There are lots of dif­fer­ent ways to be kind, from do­nat­ing money to a favourite char­ity or help­ing out a neigh­bour to vol­un­teer­ing your time. But which ones have the big­gest ben­e­fits?

“Do­nat­ing money to a good cause can give you a tem­po­rary feel­ing of benev­o­lence,” says Jane. “But real-life acts of kind­ness pro­vide a big­ger emo­tional re­sponse and, there­fore, a big­ger health boost. It brings hu­man con­nec­tion and com­pas­sion, which is often very lack­ing in our daily lives.”

Don’t let that put you off char­i­ta­ble giv­ing, though. “Kind­ness of any sort has a pos­i­tive ef­fect on our minds and our bod­ies,” says Jaime. “It’s so sim­ple, but so pow­er­ful. And, best of all, kind­ness is con­ta­gious, so one small thing can have such a big im­pact.”

‘Real-life acts of kind­ness pro­vide a big­ger emo­tional re­sponse and, there­fore, a big­ger health boost... it brings hu­man con­nec­tion and com­pas­sion’

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