What is the Helper’s High?

Did you know that there’s actually a phenomenon called the “Helper’s High,” which is similar to a runner’s high? It means that giving gifts is actually good for your health!

Basically, it’s the flood of feel-good emotions that are released whenever you help someone (which also includes giving thoughtful gifts).

According to the Cleveland Clinic, giving to others can help:

●      Lower your blood pressure
●      Boost your self-esteem
●      Reduce depression
●      Lower stress
●      Make you happier
●      Help you live a longer life

Pretty amazing, right?

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Scientists are still figuring out the “whys” behind this effect, but researchers doing MRI studies of people who gave to charity found that their brain’s “reward center” was stimulated, releasing all those feel-good endorphins.

This kind of good-for-you high is actually pretty addictive – just like a runner’s high!

That’s probably why doing a favor (or performing a “random act of kindness”) is a surefire way to turn around a bad or stressful day.

Happy Holidays!

Wilcox Wellness & Fitness


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Paige Wilcox

About Paige Wilcox

This blog, Inspire Healthy Living is focused on actionable strategies for healthy living that are going to make a major impact on your life. I will be working with our trainer team to cover a broad range of health and fitness topics that can be easily integrated into your daily life. At Wilcox Wellness & Fitness, we are passionate about helping people live their very best life and we believe that the foundation for your best life starts with a commitment to healthy living.