Did you know that performing random acts of kindness can actually improve your mental and physical health?
Researchers have found that when people perform kind acts for others, it not only makes them feel good, but it also has a positive effect on their overall health.
But why is this the case?
According to experts, there are several reasons why being kind can be good for your overall health. For one, kindness releases endorphins in the brain, which have been shown to improve mood and reduce stress.
Additionally, kindness causes the body to release oxytocin, which is known as the “love hormone” because it promotes feelings of happiness and well-being. Oxytocin has also been found to lower blood pressure and promote overall heart health.
Kindness also stimulates the production of serotonin, which plays a key role in several body functions, such as mood, sleep, digestion, nausea, wound healing, bone health, and blood clotting.
Finally, kindness helps to create a sense of community and social support, both of which are important for maintaining (and improving) mental and physical health.