BOOST YOUR ‘HAPPY HORMONES’!

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‘Happy Hormones’ – heard of them? Hormones that are responsible to make you happy and cheerful are happy hormones. Each and every emotion we experience is the result of certain chemical reaction taking place inside our bodies. The more happiness you experience, the more is the release of happy hormones in your body.

I am sure you would want to know the various hormones which make us happy. Here are a few :

1. Serotonin : Serotonin helps to make you happy by keeping your mood elevated and preventing depression. It can be released by getting exposed to sunlight, having a rich carbohydrate diet and by exercising.

2. Dopamine : Dopamine is a hormone which helps you to stay mentally alert. Inadequate amounts of it can cause lack of concentration and attention. You can boost its stimulation by having foods rich in proteins.

3. Endorphin : Endorphins are majorly released when you exercise. They reduce your anxiety levels and sensitivity to pain.

4. Phenylethamine : This hormone is released when you are in love or in your early stages of relationship. Cocoa beans have phenylethamine. So now you know why women love chocolates!

Happy Hormones are an interesting part of our body. Their release is essential to keep anxiety, depression and lack of concentration disorders at bay.

Being happy is just another way of being healthy. STAY HAPPY!!

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