Seratonin, oxytocin, dopamine, and endorphins are four key happiness hormones produced by your brain. They help to keep you peaceful, positive and slow the aging of your joints,, arteries and tissues. They help you sleep and reduce chronic inflammation which is a main issue of aging.
It is important to wakeup and breath to activate your vegas nerve which brings into a state of peace and serenity to start your day. You can use what ever breath of life breathing you use but I like the 7 cycle 7 count inhale, hold for 2 counts and exhale for 7 counts repeated 7 times. When I inhale , hold and exhale I visualize and feel the feelings of love and gratitude. You can also vary the breath by inhaling other positive virtues and exhaling any negative feelings or vices.
After a long sleep cycle your mood evelvating amino acids have hit their low period so eating a breakfast with a few ounces of amino acid rich protein with get your brain into production to lift your spirts.
Thirty to sixty minutes of exercise daily benefits our body by prodding you brain to release endorphines and rev up your production of dopamine. This can result in lifting your mood and raise your pain threshold, easy symptoms of backaches, arthritis and headaches. Remember to assure your health practitioner has approved of any types of exercise especially new types of exercise as required.
Spendig time with children and especially babies will stimulate release of oxytocin as does empathy for others.
Rhodiola is an arctic herb that stalls the breakdown of dopamine and seratonin which has been known to relieve tiredness, anxiety, chronic joint pain and headaches. Again remember to check with your health practitioner if this herb is right for. you and you have no allergies to it and that it won't interfere with any other medecines you may be on.
Spinach, Kale and spring lettus is like edible Prozac. Just 3 cups a week can up your seratonin levels by 20%. The leafy greens have lots of anthocyancins, the nutrients that switch on enzymes essential for making this anitdepressant hormone. And if you are any type of anti-depressant check with your health care practitioner to assure upping your leafy green nutrients will not interfere with your current medication as they can monitor your dosages.
Nature is a source of amazing healing properties so be sure to re-connect with nature daily or as often as you can!
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