Heal Them With Kindness: 5 Ways Being Kind Can Improve Your Health by Dr. Shayna Mancuso

Family Health
5 months ago
Heal Them With Kindness: 5 Ways Being Kind Can Improve Your Health

Being kind to others will not only make this world a better place, but research shows it may also improve our overall physical health.

  • Kindness keeps our heart healthy. Studies have shown that being kind causes the release of oxytocin (and nitric oxide), which helps to expand our blood vessels and lower blood pressure.
  • Kindness makes us happier humans. When we are kind, the body releases endorphins which may help to elevate our mood.
  • Kindness keeps us young. Free radicals and inflammation, which are big contributors to the aging process, are reduced when we show love and kindness.
  • Being kind has been shown to strengthen our immune system.
  • Kindness truly is contagious.

Studies show that participating in random acts of kindness may encourage others to "pay it forward" and the cycle continues.

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SKM
So very needed in our lives
CWalgreen
Health, Happy & Holy!
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
You said it, Dr. Shayna Mancuso! Thank you for this perfectly timed tip. There's nothing we need more of than kindness in our world, and the fact that it benefits our health makes it that much more important!
EllenRams
Great reminder at a great time!!
Naimah Razak
"kindness keeps us young" such excellent reminders. appropriate at this time!
Janie
Healthy and happy! Always brightens our day! Thx for the reminder!!!
jennamrose
How wonderful to know! Thanks for sharing
tsalcius
Keeps us young, fights inflammation and perks up the immune system.. Wow! Great share -- I am going to post this up around in my office for all to see the benefits of just being NICE! :) Thank you!
Kim Kusiciel
What a wonderful tip. Thank you @DrShayna30. You can now find it on Pinterest at: www.pinterest.com/pin/17831446...
Molly Laird
THIS! IS! EVERYTHING!
Sonia Satra
Thank you, Dr Shayna! Especially these days, it is impossible to overstate the importance of kindness and human connection. Thank you for this reminder.
Kristan Wager
Well - there is clearly no reason to NOT be kind! Thanks for the post!
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
Love this! Even more incentive to be kind! #kindnessmatters

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