Get a Giver’s Glow

At Splashlight, we talk a lot about giving back – not just to each other as a team, but to our communities as a whole. From volunteering to help fight hunger and advocating for clean water, to empowering youth and taking care of the environment, we always try to do our part.

Most people have heard of the term “runner’s high” – which describes the heightened mood that athletes get on their daily runs. Our bodies release endorphins when we exercise, which makes us feel good.

Similarly, there’s a lesser-known term called “giver’s glow” – which describes the heightened sense of happiness that many people feel when they are generous with their time and money. Basically, giving back is good for you.

We have seen studies that show people who volunteer are less likely to have high blood pressure, which in turn reduces their risk for heart disease and stroke. And when we give our time and assistance to others, we lower the mortality risk tied to stress – which is a known risk factor for many chronic diseases.

More than ever, helping each other is the right thing to do. If you can, you should.

There are so many ways to give back. Find an opportunity, a need, a passion . . . and put your heart into it. You’ll be bettering yourself and the world around you. And that “giver’s glow” will sure look good on you too!

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