How To Activate Your ‘Happy Hormones.’
Our body produces different chemicals called hormones, and they help to regulate your mood… Specific hormones help us feel happy and good; dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and endorphins. Let’s see the different elements that will help your body produce these hormones so that you can feel on top of the world.
Who does not love a sunny day? According to an Australian study that examined levels of brain chemicals flowing directly out of the brain, people had greater serotonin levels on bright sunny days than on cloudy days, regardless of how cold or hot the weather was.
Serotonin is the brain chemical most directly connected to mood. It is the subject of most studies as higher serotonin levels are linked to a better mood, feelings of pleasure, and serenity. In contrast, lower levels are linked to sadness and anxiety.
In your fitness regimen, you might blend solitary activities like walking, swimming, or gardening with group activities like high-intensity interval training courses or periodic group hikes or bike trips. Aside from the physical and endorphin advantages of exercise, another possible benefit is the chance for social contact, which may often be just as beneficial to your mood.
So get back on your feet and shake off this bad mood with some exercise.
Have you ever had a belly laugh? So hard that it starts aching? Let me tell you good news….when you laugh, it doesn’t simply make you feel better mentally; it also causes physical changes in your body. Laughter can activate a variety of organs. It raises the amount of oxygen in your blood, stimulates your heart, lungs, and muscles, and boosts the number of endorphins generated by your brain.
Because your gut produces up to 90% of your body’s serotonin, a healthy stomach may be linked to a pleasant mood. Food that are high in probiotic, such as kimchi, yogurt, kefir, kombucha, and sauerkraut are beneficial to gut health.
And, of course, preparing and eating your favorite food will boost your mood.
You may want to add some supplements to your diet; not only do they improve your mood and add nutrients to your diet that will help you keep better health. Many supplements, such as probiotics, fish oil, vitamin D, magnesium, ginkgo, and ginseng, may help raise dopamine levels in addition to a healthy diet. These supplements will improve your mood and aid in the treatment of depression.
Music has several benefits, including increasing the synthesis of the hormone dopamine in the brain. An increase in dopamine production can help alleviate anxiety and sadness. The amygdala, the part of the brain that is involved in mood and emotions, is also the part that processes music directly.
You may want to listen to more happy music – blast some ‘Happy’ from Pharrell Williams, you may dance as well it will be a two in one, exercising and listening to music.
According to research, owners who stroke their dogs while gazing into their eyes raise oxytocin levels by 300 percent (and pets by 130 percent), implying that these interactions involve reactions similar to those seen between mothers and their babies.
Pet your little friends often, they will love it, and it will also boost your mood.
I guess you did not know that your brain does while you sleep processes your emotions. During this time, your brain can recognize and react appropriately. The shorter you make it, the more likely you are to have negative feelings and fewer positive ones.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a teen (13-18 years) needs eight to ten hours of sleep, an adult (18-60 years) needs seven to eight hours of sleep, and an older adult needs seven to nine hours.
Here we have listed eight ways for you to boost your mood and activate your happy hormones. Let us know in the comments what you do to make you feel happier.