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Why Giving More than Receiving Helps You Live Longer

Why Giving More than Receiving Helps You Live Longer

A study conducted by the National Institute of Health has concluded that giving (helping) to others and making a valid contribution to someone else’s life may actually prolong your own. It is understandable that this may not make sense initially. How is giving supposed to be better than receiving?

To start off, giving makes you feel good. Seeing a smile on someone’s face could fill your heart with warmth. Or being there for someone who may be battling a life-threatening disease could get you thinking about your own life. Charity and generosity are valued traits in an individual.