Everything You Need To Know About Your Happy Hormones & Ways To Boost Them!
Thanks to the huge amount of information available online, we already know a lot about the happy hormones, a.k.a. the hormones that uplift our mood and keep the smiles on our faces. Since our quest for happiness is never-ending, all we want is to know every possible way to make our minds happier and keep it that way. Since these hormones are responsible for our moods, there are ways to boost them to keep the negativity away from our lives, and if we can properly handle and tweak our moods a bit towards positivity, then we’ll be more mentally sound and definitely happier. Hence, here are some detailed information about our happy hormones and the things we should be doing in order to boost them.
Dopamine is the neurotransmitter that is related to the reward mechanism. When you achieve your goals or complete your tasks, you feel a sort of contentment. That feeling has a lot to do with this hormone. When your efforts are acknowledged and recognized, your brain gets a good boost of dopamine. It also has a lot to do with sensations of pleasure. If you want to boost it, you should be doing the following:
1. Find out activities that are pleasurable and have a great impact on your life.
2. Don’t miss your zzz’s.
3. Get out more. Basking in the sunlight gives a boost to dopamine.
4. Eat nuts, cheese, and beans.
5. Practice mindfulness. Meditation and deep breathing are also good for boosting this hormone.
This is a mood-boosting hormone and is often found in anti-depressants. The best way to boost serotonin is by engaging in physical activities every day. If you can do some brisk walking daily or exercise lightly for 10 minutes every day, then you are doing well to boost to this hormone. Here are some other ways to boost this hormone:
1. As mentioned before, physical activity or working out for at least 10 minutes every day will do wonders.
2. Consume food that is rich in Omega 3 as it can help in secreting this hormone. Foods like nuts, ghee, and lentil are good.
3. Have tryptophan-rich food just before bedtime. A glass of milk before going to bed will do the trick.
4. Do not leave out carbohydrates from your daily diet.
It is both a neurotransmitter and a hormone. Often called the love hormone, oxytocin can have a huge impact, especially on women. Boosting this hormone is fairly easy. All you need to do is spend time with loved ones and be kind to the people around you:
1. Cultivate a hobby outside work and try to do it as often as you can.
2. Have dinner with your loved ones and spend as much time as you can with them.
3. Get a massage often; if possible, get one once a week.
4. Practice yoga and other relaxing methods.
Estrogen is a hormone that helps keep your mood steady and reduces anxiety. It also helps in the formation of serotonin. However, smoking, aging, and too much exercise can be the reason behind low levels of estrogen in the body which can lead to an irritable mood. In fact, it is estrogen/progesterone imbalance before menopause which leads to terrible mood swings. Doing yoga, meditation, and taking hot baths help in boosting this happy hormone.
This is the hormone that helps you sleep well at night. It also helps in improving your mood by decreasing irritability, anxiety, and stress. Unfortunately, for women who are above 35 years old, their progesterone levels start decreasing which can result in bad moods and excessive stress. Having the right amount of sleep, eating well, and exercising daily all help in balancing the body’s hormones. To boost this hormone, avoid saturated fats and sugar.
However, if all else fails, there is one therapy that several celebrities have sworn by — hormone replacement therapy. If you have extra bucks in your wallet to avail this, then consult your doctor and assess if you’re fit to avail this. If you’re a bit skeptic, some of the other most common ways to boost all the happy hormones are by being stress-free, listening to music, having carbs in your diet, and spending quality time with loved ones and close friends. If you are doing all these already, you are on the right track.
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