Get Some Exercise
Exercising is great for keeping your mind and body in shape, it can also have a positive effect on your mood. Physical activity makes you feel good and so increases the serotonin and dopamine levels in your body. Studies have shown that exercise stabilizes your mood for up to 2 hours post exercise. Get out and get active! Get all the fresh air you can and remain healthy.
Drinking Cow Milk
Milk is praised for its benefits and promoted for growing strong muscles and bones. But what role does cows milk play in happy hormone levels? Cow’s milk contains whey proteins that increase the cognitive performance in stress prone people. This protein, alpha-lactalbumin increases the levels of tryptophan and serotonin in the brain. Strong bones, muscles and mood, sounds good to me.
Hugging a loved one can provide stress relief, it is simple, easy and free. Research done on premenopausal women proved that those who hugged their loved one frequently had higher oxytocin levels and lower blood pressure. Boost your health by showing affection today! We all need to connect as being social is a part of what keeps us sane. Hopefully the time comes back when we can share hugs without concern.
Laugh A Little
Laughter is said to be the best medicine and is proven to put you in a much better mood. What makes you laugh? Whatever makes you laugh increases the serotonin and dopamine levels in your brain. Research shows that endorphins released from laughing helps with depression and anxiety. Laughing promotes good mental health, find something to laugh about daily.