The holiday season tends to ignite the spirit of giving in each of us. In fact, studies show that close to 50% of charitable gifts are given in the month of December. This trend is likely due to favorable tax benefits from the IRS. In addition to financial donations, people also give by volunteering. As it relates to volunteering, a study from Carnegie Mellon University that was published in the journal of “Psychology and Aging”, revealed that adults over age of 50 who volunteered on a regular basis were less likely to develop high blood pressure than non-volunteers. Given the many social and physiological benefits of giving, it seems logical that our society would greatly benefit from giving year-round. On Morning Energy, we are going to spend time sharing heartfelt stories about the importance of giving as well as discuss ways that we can extend the spirit of holiday season year-round.
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