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blog:bpaddock:the_act_of_giving_reduces_pain [2020/01/01 23:58] (current)
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 +====== The act of Giving reduces pain. ======
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 +It also appears that giving can help us cope with pain. A 2017 study found chronic pain sufferers who volunteered reported decreased pain along with an improved sense of purpose. -- https://​www.cnn.com/​2019/​12/​30/​health/​volunteering-reduces-pain-wellness/​index.html</​blockquote> ​
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 +//​[[https://​www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/​pubmed/​28601476|The Mediating and Moderating Effect of Volunteering on Pain and Depression, Life Purpose, Well-Being, and Physical Activity]]//​.
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 +//​[[https://​www.pnas.org/​content/​early/​2019/​12/​26/​1911861117|Altruistic behaviors relieve physical pain]]//.
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 +{{tag>​Giving,​ Chronic Pain, Volunteering}}
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 +~~DISCUSSION~~