Live better by volunteering! I’m Laurie Edwards-Tate with “LifeCycles.”

The Mayo Clinic reports older people who volunteer live longer than peers who don’t.

Why is this true? Volunteers feel more confident and are more physically active. Volunteers have a better social network which is important to mental health. They have a purpose, a reason to get up and a place to go.

Studies show health benefits when you volunteer as little as one to two hours a week. Volunteers say it’s their little secret. When we help someone else, in many ways we are really helping ourselves.

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