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.”
“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.”)