Better mental health is the key to improving overall health. Know these simple ways to increase your happiness hormones.
Do you know what you feel and what different emotions you experience is nothing other than the result of chemical reactions in your body? These chemical reactions are responsible for different feelings in your body. Some of them are negative emotions like anger and sadness, while others are positive emotions like love and happiness. It's important to increase your happiness hormones to stay happy and stress-free. In total there are 5 happy hormones in the human brain.
Here are the 5 happiness hormones
Dopamine is a pleasure hormone that is released when you aim at your life goals. Dopamine inspires you to focus on your work so that you achieve the satisfaction of achieving that goal. It also keeps you mentally alert and helps you to be focused.
As the key hormone of happiness, serotonin flows when you feel satisfied, accomplished, and important. If there is a deficiency of this hormone in your body, you are more likely to feel lonely, bleak and unhappy.
Do you know that endorphins are released during exercise? The more endorphins your body gives off, the less stress and anxiety you feel. In other words, endorphins are the natural painkillers of your body.
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Oxytocin – the love hormone that builds strong and healthy relationships. This hormone is released in close relationship with your partner and at birth to a high degree. Hugging your loved ones also promotes the release of oxytocin.
Progesterone is the hormone that promotes proper sleep and prevents irritability, mood swings and anxiety. When women enter perimenopause at the age of 35 or 40, the level of this happiness hormone falls. An unhealthy diet and excessive stress also affect this hormone.
Here are 20 ways to boost your happiness hormones
Drink Green Tea – Increase the Concentration of Serotonin and Dopamine in Your Body
Let yourself be massaged – increases serotonin and dopamine levels.
Expose yourself to healthy sunbeams – Serotonin is produced by your brain
More carbohydrates for your diet – Increases the serotonin concentration in your body
Listen to music – stimulates the production of dopamine in your brain
practice daily yoga – increases the level of estrogen and also the production of serotonin
intensive training – raises levels of serotonin and dopamine in your body  Drink cow's milk – it raises serotonin levels in the brain
Cheerful hugs – thos Those who embrace their partners often had lower blood pressure and a higher oxytocin level than the others.
Get psychotherapeutic treatment. Laughter raises serotonin and dopamine levels in the brain and also releases endorphins
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Use Lavender Through Inhaling lavender significantly increases serotonin levels in the body.
Kisses – Increases oxytocin secretion.
Increases the intake of vitamin B6. – It helps in the release of estrogen and oxytocin
Set Your Goals – Each time you reach your goal, your body releases dopamine
Play video games – Your Brain Release Dopamine While Playing Your Favorite Game
Eating Chocolate – Chocolates help increase the level of serotonin and dopamine in your body
Meditate – Researchers observed a 65% increase in dopamine output in people who practice meditation
Take Vitamin C – it helps to increase progesterone levels
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Written by: Arti Chaudhary
Source: Onlymyhealth Editorial Staff May 22, 2019