Better Than Exercise, and Far More Fun!

I hate to exercise. I really do.  I admit fully and openly.  I realize it is good for us and I realize it is necessary, but I definitely don’t enjoy it.  Not even a little bit. So when I find out that there is an alternative to exercise that has the same effect, only better, you bet I sit up and take notice.   Are you ready for it – Performing Acts of Kindness has a stronger effect then exercising four times a week!!!

Don’t believe me?  Well you don’t have to take my word for it – it is a study that was performed at Harvard University and the results were published in Psychology Today – it is known as the Mother Theresa Effect.  Here is what the study showed:

The Benefits of Performing Acts of Kindness

Research has shown that those who routinely engage in acts of kindness:

  • Experience alleviation of stress
  • Experience alleviation of chronic pain
  • Experience alleviation of insomnia
  • Experience fewer aches and pains
  • Have a lessened likelihood of experiencing diseases and disorders
  • Overall health is protected twice as much as aspirin protects against heart disease
  • Have a significantly lower likelihood of dying of diseases
  • Have markedly increased levels of Immunoglobulin A (antibody which boosts immunity)
  • Have significant increase in Serotonin levels (chemical in brain that makes us feel good)
  • Have decreased feelings of depression
  • Have increased sense of happiness and optimism
  • Have an increased sense of self worth
  • Have enhanced feelings of joyfulness
  • Have a boost in their sense of physical and emotional well being

The effects of doing acts of kindness have a stronger effect than exercising four times a week.

 HOLLA!!!  That is what I am talking about!  That is fantastic!  And doing acts of kindness is so much better than exercise, and WAY MORE FUN!  Not only that but you don’t even have to break a sweat to do it.  Even better :).

So if you want to get your daily workout in then go do an act of kindness – then BAM – see how much sexier you look because of it!  Boo-yah!

~Amy

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