5 Ways Philanthropy Keeps You Healthy

Give back this year and watch your health improve.

BY Neal Broverman

November 01 2012 4:03 AM ET

More agility:
Researchers recently looked at a group of seniors volunteering at a Baltimore elementary school. Over the course of eight months, their walking and stair-climbing speed improved, and compared with those who didn’t volunteer, participants reported fewer hours of TV viewing, which often correlates to better health.

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