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New study: Volunteers live longer if they do it for others, not themselves

September 07, 2011
source: Deseret News

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MR says: Apparently, those who volunteer for their own satisfaction live just as long as those who don't volunteer at all.

Volunteering may lead to better health and a longer life — but only if you're pitching in to help for the right reasons.

Volunteers who reported cherishing altruistic values or volunteered out of a desire to build social connections lived longer than those who did not volunteer, according to a new study from the University of Michigan. Those who reported volunteering for their own personal satisfaction had the same mortality rate as those who didn't volunteer at all.

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on Sep 13, 2011

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