Volunteer Work May Be Good For Mental Well Being, But Only After Age 40

Reuters reports, “Volunteer work may be good for…mental wellbeing, but only after age 40,” researchers found after analyzing “survey responses from adults in 5,000 British households, including more than 66,000 responses for 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008.” The findings were published online Aug. 8 in BMJ Open.

TIME (8/9, Sifferlin) points out, “Other research has suggested that people over age 50 who volunteer regularly are less likely to develop high blood pressure than non-volunteers.”

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— “After age 40, volunteering linked to enhanced mental health,” Reuters, August 9, 2016.

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