Basic 4 Hormones of Happiness: How to Boost Them?

Basic 4 Hormones of Happiness: How to Boost Them?
Basic 4 Hormones of Happiness: How to Boost Them?
The four feel good hormones are:
  1. Serotonin
  2. Endorphin
  3. Dopamine
  4. Oxytocin

These hormones change your mood in a good way. You can boost up these hormones through good diet, exercise, meditation and simple lifestyle.

The chemistry between Brain and Hormones:

Our mood is always on duty. Weather it's good weather it's bad. All depends on which kind of hormones are running inside us. Spending time with loved ones or favorite peers can improve it or bad situation can ruin it as well. In different situations which we can sense easily how we should response according to it? Our chemicals in brain informs us should we react happily or sadly? Thats all depends on neurotransmitters. Let us discuss how these 4 happy hormones work and what they do with us.

1. Serotonin

It carries the messages through brain and send it to all the body. The key role of this hormone is to betterment the sleep, wound healing, bone heath and sexual desire. It often called body's natural "feel good" chemicals because it calms you very well. Serotonin appears to affects mood, emotions, appetite and digestion.

When serotonin is low?

Low serotonin level in the brain contribute to depression. It is made by the body nerve cell protein called tryptophan. 

How to increase serotonin?

  • Being kind to others and with yourself.
  • Outdoor activities.
  • Meditation.
  • Healthy diet.

2. Endorphins

 The natural pain killer, Endorphin are neurotransmitters realsed by pituitary gland and hypothalamus in the brain. It lower blood pressure improve mood and enhance the sense of well being. It release in our body when it feels pain or stress. All pleasurable activities like exercise, eating, massage and sex it release in that time. They are attach to your brain's reward centers Opioid receptors and carry signals across your nervous system. A so called "feel good" chemicals because it make you feel good and put you in positive state of mind.

How can we harness Endorphins?

  • Outdoor activities.
  • Exercising
  • Meditating
  • Intercourse
  • Laughing  

3. Dopamine

Dopamine is known as feel good hormone. It gives you sense of pleasure. In fact it gives you motivation to do something freely which gives you sense of freedom. Dopamine neurotransmitter is more about wanting and liking chemical. It's not only makes you feel good but it's also associated with craving and wanting something again. Dopamine activates the reward circuit, helping to make love a pleasurable experience similar to the euphoria associated with use of cocaine or alcohol. Another role of dopamine is to control memory, mood, sleep, learning, concentration, movement and other body functions.

How to activate the hormones of dopamine?

  • Show compassion to others and for yourself and be kind mostly.
  • Sleep at least 8 hours.
  • Exercise and yoga as well as meditation can release dopamine.
  • Listen good quality of music.

4. Oxytocin

A natural hormone which manage the reproductive activities of male and female. In fact labor, delivery and lactation process, all done by this particular hormone. Hypothalamus makes Oxytocin but pituatry gland release it in the bloodstream. It's not just the happy hormone but this hormone makes us social.

With this how interact with people which gives us positive mind set. In female, this hormone plays vital role as delivery, labor, breastfeeding and sexual activities. In fact a little touch, warmth and temperature can cause to release it in male and female both.

Oxytocin stimulates uterine contraction for child birth, it's key role is to make a bonding between baby and mother by lactation process.

How to harness Oxytocin?

  • Love and affection gestures to others.
  • To stay with loved ones and friends.
  • Laughing with your favorite ones.
  • Listening music.

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