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We all know that exercise, eating right, and not smoking are good for our heart health. Volunteering has long been known for its “feel good” qualities, but did you know it is actually good for your heart? Turns out there is actually a physical benefit to volunteering.
Canadian researchers followed 106 volunteering high school students for 10 weeks and discovered cholesterol, BMI and inflammation dropped after their opportunity for service compared to a group of their peers who didn’t get the chance to give back, Everyday Health reported.
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