University of ArizonaNorton School of Family and Consumer Sciences

Compassion for others can lead to happier, healthier life

Helping others succeed by acting compassionately toward them can benefit you both mentally and physically, a UA professor told a Tucson audience at a lecture on happiness Wednesday night.

“The best way to pursue happiness for yourself is to work for the happiness of others,” said Dr. Charles Raison, an associate professor of psychiatry and family and consumer sciences at the University of Arizona.

“There’s increasing evidence that people who feel socially connected, loved and cared for have lower levels of harmful immune chemicals in their body. They live longer. They’re healthier,” he said.
 

Read the article at http://azstarnet.com/news/local/ua-prof-compassion-for-others-can-lead-to-happier-healthier/article_157eab99-12a4-52f0-a461-098faf667cf9.html

Learn more about Charles Raison at http://cals.arizona.edu/fcs/faculty/Charles_Raison



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