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Good news: Kindness is good for you

by Jessica Foreshew

We all know that kind deeds can make everyone involved feel a little bit happier. Even a small act of kindness can lift the mood. But studies have also shown that kind acts have a positive impact on our health. Dr David Hamilton explains that being kind can reduce blood pressure, make our hearts healthier and even slow the ageing process.

Talking of which, to celebrate World Kindness Day on 13 November we will be publishing a collection of stories about kindness from our readers. What is the kindest thing anyone has ever done for you? What have you done recently to be kind or thoughtful? We want to hear from you.

Let us know in no more than 200 words, send your stories to kindness@psychologies.co.uk with or Psychologies Kindness Day, 64 North Row, London W1K 7LL. Remember to include your full name and telephone number. A selection of stories will appear in our December issue, out on 9 November.