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Kindness: Just the Opposite of Killing Us; It Makes Us Stronger

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  • Studies show that kindness – whether an action or just a thought directed toward yourself or others – can lengthen your life.
  • Related to opportunities to give and receive kindness, studies show that people with fewer social relationships die earlier on average than those with more social relationships.
  • With or without regular contact with others, a purposed attitude of kindness improves your frame of mind to the extent that the benefits can be compared to maintaining a healthy weight or lowering your blood pressure.
  • Study subjects who participated in “loving-kindness” meditation exercises experienced increased joy, serenity and hope, as well as connectedness to others.
  • An individual’s aptitude for altruism can be linked to the abundance of gray matter in their brain.

By Dr. Mercola

Science tells us that kindness directly influences your propensity for happiness. But kindness does more than that; it not only improves your health but increases your longevity. It’s a proven biological fact.


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