Volunteering Lessens Depression & Extends Life


A warm glow and sense of connection aren’t all you get from volunteering: It can improve your mental health and help you live longer too. A leading researcher explains why.

Most of us know that if we eat our fruit and veggies, exercise often, and avoid smoking, we have a better chance of living longer and healthier lives. But your doctor may not have told you there’s a link between volunteering and health. Published recently in BMC Public Health, the paper finds that volunteering is associated with lower depression, increased well-being, and a 22 percent reduction in the risk of dying.

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Watercooler Chat with Good Friends

Do well even in hard times: Money Advice from an Expert (Parents.com)

Yesterday was Barbie’s 50th Birthday: Happy Birthday Barbie! (Forbes.com)

AI is back tonight with the Top 13: East Texans pulling for Michael Sarver (Jasper Newsboy)

Need to slim down fast, here are 5 tips from Women’s Health and Fitness magazine.

  • Make sure one of your meals each day is raw vegetables.
  • Don’t drink anything c arbonated – it can bloat you
  • Drink a ton of water – then drink some more.  It’ll help keep you full and prevent you from retaining water.
  • Minimize carbs – no potatoes, rice or pasta
  • Walk for 20 minutes twice a day

Between the exercise, the vegetables and the water You’ll lose the weight in no time!

Happy Birthday General Manger, Dwyan Calvert! Other events that have happened on this day:

  1. On this day in 1964, Prince Edward, the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth, was born.
  2. Today is National Healthy Office Day
  3. Alexander Graham Bell made the first telephone call on this date in 1896.
  4. Actor Chuck Norris, TV’s “Walker, Texas Ranger,” is 69 today
    The Salvation Army was created on this day in 1880.
  5. On this date in 1775 a company hired Daniel Boone to cut a road through the wilderness to the Kentucky River.