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Kindness = Anti aging

The Science of Random Acts of Kindness

Studies show that Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) has a positive effect on your health, well-being and psychosocial function. Further, it indicates that RAK are beneficial to your hormonal system.

For example, when you give someone a gift, studies show that a person’s hormone DHEA increases. It works for both the giver and receiver. (This only works when the person is open to receiving and both people do not experience guilt or negative emotions regarding the giving. If that is the case, it will have the opposite effect on the body. So it is important to discern, without judgment,  who to give to.)

As we age, our hormone levels, including DHEA,  decrease. The hormone DHEA helps us to feel better, look younger and maintain our sex drive.

Your body naturally produces the hormone DHEA, or dehydroepiandrosterone. DHEA is classified as an endogenous hormone, and serves as a precursor to the sex hormones, androgens and estrogens. As a person ages, the body’s natural production of DHEA declines. Certain disorders, such as kidney disease, osteoporosis, depression, type 2 diabetes, and anorexia have also been associated with low levels of DHEA.

Because of this, the hormone is often taken as a supplement to control various diseases. A simpler solution is to offer someone a RAK because it will increase a person’s level of DHEA. According to science, it will help you both feel better and look younger!

“A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.” Winnie the Pooh

“Kindness creates confidence. Kindness in giving creates love.”
Lao Tzu

“Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair but manifestations of strength and resolution.” Kahlil Gibran

(Here is my favorite Gibran quote: “When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.”)

 

 

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9 responses

  1. I liked this post. And it reminded me of one of my favorites on the subject:
    “As much as we need a prosperous economy, we also need a prosperity of kindness and decency.”–Caroline Kennedy

    August 16, 2012 at 11:31 pm

  2. Wonderful, thanks Savannah.

    August 17, 2012 at 3:09 am

    • Thanks, Nancy. Stay kind, stay forever young : )

      August 17, 2012 at 3:14 am

  3. Wonderful Savannah and so true. Love the picture too !

    August 17, 2012 at 3:05 pm

  4. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words

    What a wonderful post
    just what I needed
    Thank you for sharing
    Take Care…
    )0(
    ladybluerose

    August 27, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    • My pleasure…and thank you for your kind words!

      September 5, 2012 at 2:18 pm

  5. Savannah, thank you for sharing such a soul-touching post. It’s informative, and I love the beautiful quotes and images, especially the fawn and puppy one. 🙂 Also, thank you for liking one of my posts.

    August 27, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    • You are too kind…thanks for stopping by and commenting : )

      September 5, 2012 at 2:17 pm

  6. Wonderful,!

    September 5, 2012 at 8:18 pm

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