Five Health Benefits of Donating to Charity

People should understand how to use their money in the right ways that can help them in a much better way to improve their life. It’s your money and you are the one who decides what to do with it. But when you give back to someone who is in need of help without asking for any return is one of the noblest things to do in your life.

Here are five health benefits of donating to charity

Greater happiness:

Well, giving charity gives inside happiness and helps in activating your brain region that is associated with pleasure, trust, and social connection.

Giving back is the best way to stay happy and it releases serotonin, oxytocin, and dopamine in your brain nerves that give your stress-free and happy effect to your brain.

Lower blood pressure:

A study says that when you practice giving back and provide social support to your family members, friends, and your office colleagues, it helps you in decreasing your blood pressure. People who have high blood pressure can feel an increase in stress and can directly cause hypertension to your body. This is true that those individuals who offer their help and support to the community and the organization who are working for community service have greater self-esteem, less stress, and depression level. Helping others can put a positive impact on your healthy life.

Longer life:

People who have stress and high blood pressure, can cause many severe health problems and decrease their life expectancy. A study in the University of California, Berkeley, says that people with an age older than 50, who are regularly participating in volunteering in different charity events and other organizations, were 44% less likely to die in the next five-year time span than those who don’t volunteer.

Social connection:

Selfless giving is the noblest way to help others, but it is also true that when you help someone without thinking of getting something back in return will be rewarded by others down the line. When you help others who are in need then it forms a sense of trust and strengthens the relationship between you and the others. This will form a better social connection and provide better interaction with others. Having a good social connection is very essential for good mental and physical health.


“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give,” said Winston Churchill remembered for successfully leading Britain through World War Two. Churchill received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953 “for his mastery of historical and biographical description as well as for brilliant oratory in defending exalted human values”.

Showing gratitude is important for being happy and healthy. Whenever you give back to someone or receive a gift from someone can produce a feeling of gratitude. When you show gratitude to someone, it will help you to form a good social connection and also boosts your positivity.

Marc Kielburger is the co-founder of WE Charity, with an active member of more than 1000 employees; they provide education and empowerment to young people. The organization is also supporting more than 3000 local and global causes by volunteering millions of hours of service with the help of genuine supporters.

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