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How Giving Makes You Healthy

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According to the book The Paradox of Generosity, it pays in health to be generous.

Authors Christian Smith and Hilary Davidson surveyed 2,000 people over a five-year period during which they tracked 40 different family’s lifestyles. They found that the families who donated more time and money to others experienced better health than those who did not donate.

But how?

Research suggests that one of the reasons generosity improves physical health is because it “shift[s] focus to alleviate others’ problems instead of fixating on one’s own.” Here are some of the direct physiological benefits of giving:

Less Depression

Depression leads to many physical symptoms like nausea, diarrhea, pain, and even weight changes. Luckily, even thinking about giving increases happiness. Thinking about helping others releases dopamine and serotonin, the happiness hormones. Christian said, “It gives people more pleasure chemistry in their brain, a sense of reward for having done something good.”

Reduced Stress

Like depression, stress can make people physically sick. Stress can foster low energy, headaches, upset stomachs, tense muscles, and chest pain. Social psychologist Liz Dunn studied the stress levels of people who either kept their money for themselves or gave money away. She found that the people who kept their money felt more ashamed and had higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol.

Lower Blood Pressure

A 2006 John Hopkins University and University of Tennessee study revealed that “people who provided social support to others had lower blood pressure than participants who didn’t.” Untreated, high blood pressure can lead to heart disease, stroke, kidney damage, vision loss, and memory loss.

Less Anxiety

“A long-term Cornell University found that people who volunteered were not only less anxious than those who did not, but they stayed that way for decades.” Lowered anxiety brings reduced odds for developing several chronic illnesses such as heart disease, chronic respiratory disorders, and gastrointestinal conditions.

A Longer Life

“Researchers from the University of Buffalo found a link between giving and unselfishness and having a lower risk of early death.” This is likely due to reduced stress levels and increased overall happiness. “Volunteering not only improves well-being and life satisfaction, but it’s also linked with decreased depression and a lower risk of dying early.”

How can TruFusion help you become happier and healthier through giving?

Check out some of our events, offers, and gift ideas to keep you and your loved ones happy and healthy.

Happy and healthy giving, TruTribe!
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TruTribe Gathering #001

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Hello TruTribe!

Thank you to those who made it out to our first Community Gathering for Good event Thursday.

Attendees traded a donation of at least $10 for a neon orange wrist band which raised $760 for Windy’s Ranch and Rescue. The organization pulls animals off the euthanasia list and places them in forever homes.

The TruTribe filled The Belly of the Dragon and Foo Square, graciously provided by Lucky Foo, indulging in Moscow Mules and warm sake poured at the bar.

The drinks paired well with the healthy bite hor dourves whipped up by Chef Shawn Giordano. One tray held spoons full of asparagus, quinoa and mushroom foam, another held spoons full of fennel, coriander and crisp shallots, and another tray held Ebiyaki Japanese shrimp balls with a kick of ginger.

Michael Fuller, the owner of Lucky Foos, described a witnessing a resurgence of local community and neighborhood hangouts. Fuller, also-known-as DJ The Funkler, takes pride in creating a local “Cheers” like hangout with a touch of the nightlife vibe in Henderson with Lucky Foos. Although his restaurant is an industry hangout and investment for names like DJ Stellar, Jason Jroc Craig and others, It’s still a neighborhood spot. Customers can expect to be treated kindly and repeat customers like family, everyone knows your name.

Enhancing the atmosphere were restorative Yin and energetic Anusara-like beats spun by DJs Boogie With Walker and Casey Beats much like the feeling of energetic Anusara and restorative Yin yoga practiced at the gym.

TruTribe members mingled to the music and shared stories of what being a part of the TruTribe means to them.

“There’s a friendly feel from the students and teachers.” said Ron Marks, a member of TruFusion.

His friend echoed the sentiment, adding, “When you’re laying side-by-side with someone in yoga shorts and a dark room you’ve gotta be friendly at that point.”

He said that the studio environment increases tolerance and respect for mat neighbors.

Valentina Tasic, who works in Human Resources for TruFusion, says that the TruTribe members are what makes Trufusion unique.

“[Trufusion] is the perfect vibe of young, special and happy people in Las Vegas.” she said.

Tasic played tennis and had accrued a laundry list of injuries before finding yoga. She says that yoga changed her life, praising the classes and their instructors at TruFusion.

“Each class offers a relaxation that you don’t get at the gym,” Tasic said.

Arin Cyr enjoys the dynamic nature of the classes. “It’s always changing and keeps me on my toes,” Cyr said. He took the pilates and sculpting class before the event.

Patrick Mason’s definition of TruTribe is “the sense of fellowship and community that encompasses both the classes and the people you work out with at TruFusion. 

You can find Mason, the front desk manager, greeting Tribe Members as they check in or in the classroom teaching yoga.

Mason was the first glimpse of the entertainment that awaited as he manned the door checking ID’s, collecting cover charges and donations, and distributing orange wristbands and free drink cards.

He made it a point to let everyone know that they could also bring the card back for a free edamame or “The Funkler.” 

What is “The Funkler?”

Anyone who dared to ask Mason  was given different whimsical answer in jest.

Donning Fuller’s DJ name, The Funkler is “a warm semi-sweet chocolate chip blondie with vanilla bean ice cream paired with a side of warm homemade coconut chocolate sauce,” according to the menu.

So if you didn’t use your drink card that night, don’t forget to go back grab one.




TruTribe Gathering

TruTribe community gathering for good.

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Hello TruTribe!

Everyone here at TruFusion could not be more excited to welcome you to the first “Community gathering for good” event, next Thursday, March 26th at 7pm.

We’ve partnered with Lucky Foos Restaurant to create a special night built to grow new friendships, strengthen old, and also support animals in need. While all proceeds are being donated to Windy’s Ranch and Rescue, this evening is sure to take animals from the euthanasia list to finding Forever Homes.

We partnered with Windy’s Ranch and Rescue earlier this month and were able to connect 3 members with Forever Friends. Have a look at the event here.

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog and we look forward to seeing you Thursday!