health benefits of volunteering

It seems giving back really is good for you -- but only in middle age and beyond.
Thanksgiving and the upcoming holiday is a perfect time to remember what this season is really all about. An intriguing recent study showed that states with higher volunteer rates have overall better health and lower rates of heart disease.
Members of the Navy, the National Guard, the Marines, the Air Force and others -- not to mention New York and New Jersey
By Robert A. Barnett for iVillage.com If you see someone who is drowning and throw him a rope, he gets a benefit, no question
In More Give to Live, Douglas Lawson cites research that shows how helping others leads to enhanced health and emotional