Research from Carnegie Mellon (US) found that older adults who volunteer for at least 200 hours a year can decrease their risk of high blood pressure by 40 percent, a new study finds.
The specific type of volunteer activity doesn’t matter, researchers say. It’s the amount of time spent volunteering that leads to increased protection from hypertension.
Mentoring is an excellent volunteer activity where you can really make a difference. Become a mentor.
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