7 ways Being KIND is Super for your Health

Posted by Superberries Team on 4/19/2019 to Health Tips

    1. Acts of Kindness

      Using our Superberries products is super for your health, but did you know that being kind has all kinds of health benefits as well.  From helping your heart to relieving stress learn how "Acts of Kindness" can improve your over all well-being.
          Acts of Kindess give you that helper’s high
          Helping others boosts the feel-good hormone, serotonin in your brain which is responsible for making you feel good. 
            Kindness helps with anxiety
            Researchers have found that acts of kindness increase the Positive Affect (PA) in your body up to four weeks.   PA is defined as an individual’s ability to experience positive moods such as joy, interest and alertness.  Social anxiety is often associated with low PA.

            Kindness helps your heart
            Acts of kindness actually change the chemistry in your heart.  The release of oxytocin causes more nitric oxide to be release in your blood which expands your blood vessels.  This lowers blood pressure. 
              Kindness can help you live longer
              According to a study in health.com if you don’t have a strong network of family and friends you are at great risk of developing heart disease.  So improving your relationships by being kind can help your heart.
                Kindness reduces stress
                Helping others helps us take a break from our own stressors in our lives.  When we help others we are increasing our pro-social behavior which has been shown to help stress. 
                  Kindness may prevent illness
                  Small acts of kindness have been shown to trigger natural oxytocin in the body which helps prevent or reduce inflammation.  As you know, inflammation can lead to chronic illness.  
                    Being kind enriches your life
                    Compassionate people tend to not only be healthier but happier and more popular at work. This, according to Dacher Keltner, a scientist at the University of California – Berkeley may lead you to more success at work and to even being paid more.