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Helping others makes you feel happier – it’s a win-win!

There were a heap of reasons why we decided to make this edition our feelgood issue – not least new research that shows that being kind to others leads to a small but significant improvement in your wellbeing. The study by Oxford and Bournemouth universities found the effect of helping others is equivalent to one point on a 0-10 happiness scale. Lead author Dr Oliver Scott Curry said, ‘People do derive satisfaction from helping others, probably because we genuinely care, and because random acts of kindness are a good way of making friends and kick-starting supportive social relationships. Performing those acts will not change your life, but might help nudge it in the right direction.’

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Are you feeling good? Treat yourself to the February healthy magazine, focussing on how you can start the new year looking and being your best self ever. Find 25 nutritious recipes for real happy meals – including quick and filling, goodness-packed dishes. Plus, we investigate why having fun is actually good for yourself. Get #feelgood vibes for 2017 with the new digital edition of healthy.