HEALTHY LIVING
11/06/2012 08:07 am ET | Updated Nov 06, 2012

Voting And Health: 5 Reasons Why It's Good For You

Tuesday is Election Day, which means it's finally time to head to the polls to cast your vote in the presidential election (or maybe you've already turned in your early ballot!).

Helping to choose the next leader of this country, voting on vital propositions that affect the people in your community and participating in the democratic process are already reason enough to make your vote count. But, it turns out, there may be some health reasons to do so, too.

That's right: From mental health to public health to just general well-being, voting has been linked with positive outcomes in several studies. Click through the slideshow, then tell us in the comments: Have you voted yet? How'd it make you feel?

Why Voting Is Good For Health

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