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World Kindness Day

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Did you know that kindness is good for your heart and slows down the ageing process?

Monday 13th November is World Kindness Day. Did you know that kindness is actually great for your health? It can slow down the ageing process? Kindness is healthy for your brain and your body. Research has shown that;

1.Kindness is anti ageing and helps to reduce heart disease

Kindness produces oxytocin. Oxytocin reduces levels of free radicals and inflammation in the cardiovascular system and therefore slows aging.

2.Kindness gives us a natural high

It is well recognised that when you are kind to another you can get a “helpers high”. And researchers have found that this euphoric feeling has a biochemical basis. Giving produces endorphins in the brain that provide a similar feeling to a type of morphine high.

3. Kindness improves our immunity

Serotonin is a naturally occurring substance in the body that makes us feel more comfortable, peaceful, and even blissful. Research has shown that a simple act of kindness directed toward another improves functioning of the immune system and stimulates production of serotonin in both the recipient of kindness and the person extending the kindness. Even more amazing is that persons observing the act of kindness have similar beneficial results

4. Kindness keeps our hearts healthier

Acts of kindness are often accompanied by emotional warmth. Emotional warmth produces the hormone oxytocin in the brain and throughout the body.

Oxytocin causes the release of a chemical called nitric oxide in blood vessels, which dilates (expands) the blood vessels. This reduces blood pressure, and therefore oxytocin protects the heart by lowering blood pressure. Kindness produces oxytocin, which reduces blood pressure and helps the heart.

5. Kindness reduces bullying and rates of anxiety and depression in our children and teenagers

Acts of kindness connects people. It increases empathy and empathy reduces bullying in schools, helps people feel a better sense of belonging. Kindness also reduces rates of depression and anxiety and makes for happier minds and higher rates of happiness all round.

Happy World Kindness Day!!!

Katrina Cavanough

Katrina Cavanough is a woman who ‘knows’. Katrina holds two university degrees (MAASW BSWBSocSc) in the field of relationships and human behaviour. Her first book ‘Wisdom For Your Life’ details her journey as a therapist and frontline social worker in a busy emergency department, where she faced death and trauma daily. It explains how she was able to communicate with souls who had passed over in order to gain a bounty of wisdom. Learn how to connect with your powerful intuition when you enrol in Katrina’s online course “Discovering Wisdom”. In her mainstream work Katrina is the founder of www.kindnessonpurpose.com, a program that uses acts of kindness on purpose as an access point to empathy. Learn how to connect with your powerful intuition and kindness when you enrol in Katrina's online course "Discovering Wisdom".

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