How to increase the level of serotonin, which is called the hormone of happiness
• How to increase the level of serotonin, which is called the hormone of happiness
In life there is everyone: separation from a loved one, job stress, health problems of loved ones. At such moments, I want to especially acute to invent a magical mood improver! In fact, it already exists. This serotonin - a natural component of a good mood, which your body produces.
The serotonin - a neurotransmitter that is produced in the brain and - attention! - gut. It is associated with mental health and helps improve sleep, appetite and overall mood. Some people diagnosed with depression show exceptionally low levels of serotonin, and they quickly helped medications known as selective reuptake inhibitors.
But there are ways in which you yourself can increase serotonin levels and improve their condition!
Exercise helps produce endorphins, which make you happier. Here's how it works: while you exercise, the body produces a variety of chemicals, including serotonin and dopamine, and they help to reduce muscle pain and continue training. According to rough estimates, the 20-minute exercise will help lift your mood for 12 hours. Choose those exercises that you like - what good do what you hate?
Researchers at the University of Miami School of Medicine studied in many works about massage therapy, and came to the conclusion that a good massage affects the body biochemistry and effectively helps to fight depression and anxiety disorder. In one study involving 500 men, women and children with these problems provides evidence that the level of cortisol in their blood decreased on average by 53% while increasing the level of serotonin. So massage - this is just what the doctor ordered!
Remember how in the middle of winter begins to lack of light and heat. Seasonal Affective Disorder - the real thing, there is even research that serotonin levels in the blood is higher on sunny days than cloudy.
The easiest way to fix this - buy a special light bulb. You can also go on vacation, good for last minute it can be quite inexpensive.
Some foods contribute to the production of serotonin. In a study of 20 people who did not eat nuts, and 22 "oreholyubov", data were obtained on the growth of the level of serotonin in the past (in addition to other bonuses for health). It is also helpful to eat plums, pineapples and tomatoes.
To meditate is useful, even if you never did, on the Internet there are many instructional videos. Meditation helps the production of serotonin and combat the signs of depression. It takes only 10 minutes a day to feel better.