According to research published in the Psychology & Aging journal, older adults who spend their time volunteering at least 200 hours in a year are less likely to develop hypertension compared to their non-volunteering peers.
The findings expose larger increase in psychological wellbeing and exercises also were significantly associated with at least 200 hours of volunteer participation.
The Larder Cook School in West Lothian is a social enterprise that trains young people for a career in the food business. Recently, the school has launched a crowdfunder to help it teach another 80 students a year.
Volunteering Can Reduce Hypertension Risk in Older Adults