Volunteering doesn’t just help others; social good can improve your own health, too. Studies show that altruism — aka do-gooding — can lessen anxiety and depression. Next time you’re feeling blue, sign up to work at a community food pantry, hang out with senior citizens, clean up a local park, or aid anything else you’re passionate about.

Do it Today: This weekend, volunteer with a local. Doing some good benefits individual health and the community at the same time.

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