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How to boost happy hormones naturally

How to boost happy hormones naturally

Neurotransmitters or happy hormones keep you happy. Serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin, and endorphins are some happy hormones. They are vital in improving your mood and happiness.

Here are certain ways to boost them naturally:

  • Exercise is one of the best and most effective ways to boost serotonin. 20 minutes of regular exercise improves your mood by releasing happy hormones. Besides, it protects your health and regulates your sleep cycle. Any exercise like a brisk walk outside, dance or group exercise can trigger the happy hormones. However, due to COVID-19, it is better to avoid group exercise with outsiders and do along with your family members.
  • Eating spicy food and watching comedy shows or movies help trigger endorphins.
  • Listening to favourite music boosts dopamine. It makes you feel good.
  • Eating carbohydrate-rich food increase serotonin levels. That’s why people crave for sweets or starchy foods when they feel low. However, to avoid a negative impact on health, choose high-fibre sources of carbohydrates like whole grains.
  • Meditation and yoga keep your mind peaceful. Meditation stimulates the pituitary gland and releases endorphins. It relaxes your body and mind and relieves you from anxiety and depression.
  • Vitamin B plays a crucial role in the production of dopamine, serotonin etc. Hence, eat legumes, brown rice, meat and whole grains. Also eat leafy vegetables like spinach, kale, broccoli etc.
  • Aromatherapy helps release endorphins. It relaxes your mind and refreshes your brain.
  • Spend time with your loved ones. Talk to them and laugh along with them to be happy naturally.
  • Regular exposure to sunlight helps get adequate vitamin D. This vitamin is essential for the production of certain brain chemicals like dopamine and norepinephrine. Also consume fish, egg yolks, and dairy products to get a sufficient amount of vitamin D.
  • Petting a dog or cat releases oxytocin and serotonin. It reduces stress and controls blood pressure.

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