Ever wish the road to happiness included a shortcut? Whether you can’t seem to “harness the happy” the way you used to or could use a little support with your emotional well-being, your happy hormones could be to blame. Happy hormones are certain chemicals in our brain that have a huge impact on how we feel.
They play a vital role in maintaining a healthy and happy life. Here we take a look at these hormones, as well as things you can do to give them a boost.
The feeling of hormones:
You know that rush of glee you feel after reaching a goal? What about the anticipation of going on that beach vacation you planned months ago? These feelings are derived from happy hormones. They are responsible for anticipation, motivation, pleasure, and reward, the rush of feel-good vibes is definitely something to smile about. They can stabilize your mood, sometimes send signals to your body to help your digestive system, to help with regulating anxiousness, focus, and motivation as well as sleep, appetite, and digestion. Some act as natural painkillers in response to physical activity and even stress.
Pushing through a hard sweat session? What about that stressful situation at work? Thanks to the body’s production of some of these hormones you can experience that euphoric feeling when it’s over.
Natural Ways to Increase Your Happy Hormones
By maintaining a healthy balance of some of these key neurotransmitters, you can help enhance your mood, improve mental health, and boost your overall well-being.
- Consume a Healthy Diet.
As in more of the good stuff and less saturated fat and refined sugar.
- Get a Good Night’s Sleep.
Sleep should not be considered a luxury or nice to have. Getting 7-9 hours of sleep each night can help restore your hormone balance.
- Get up and Move.
Exercise can improve both your mental and physical well-being, and even small walks throughout the day can have a big impact.
- Manage Your Stress.
Yoga, meditation, hanging out with friends, cuddling with your fur baby. Take time to unwind and manage stress.
- Get a Breath of Fresh Air (and sunlight too!)
Grab your sunscreen and your shade and get outside for some sunshine to boost serotonin.
The Perfect Happy Duo
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*These product statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.