The Healthiest Thing You Can Do This Holiday Season Is Give Back

Pay it forward.

'Tis the season to be jolly -- but also to be kind.

The holidays have a wonderful way of bringing out the best in people, and there's no better way to do it than to volunteer. Expressing kindness -- even through the smallest act -- has positive health benefits. Not only does it boost the receiver's happiness, it can transform your own as well. There's nothing quite like putting a smile on someone's face.

Happify, a website and app dedicated to helping people build skills for happiness through science-based activities and games, breaks down all the ways volunteering improves everyone's health and happiness in the infographic below. Check it out and pay it forward this holiday season. You won't regret it.

--Lindsay Holmes

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