COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- UCHealth has launched a kindness initiative in an effort to spark acts of kindness. Within this initiative, UCHealth is providing resources to both UCHealth staff and the community to encourage making nice gestures.
Behavioral Clinician Rachel Slick says that there are many health benefits to being kind.
Slick said by displaying a kind gesture, one's serotonin, oxytocin and dopamine levels increase. Another health benefit is it can reduce stress and lower blood pressure.
According to UCHealth, they've had more than 650 engagements on their Kindness web page and about 100 postcards sent so far. UCHealth will be sending postcards until February 24. This is all part of their kindness initiative.
If you're interested in sending a loved one a postcard or a yard sign, visit their website uchealth.org/bekind to learn more.