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Boosting Serotonin

Boosting Serotonin

Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that plays a role in mood. It is important for reducing depression and regulating anxiety. It also regulates digestion, sleep, and bone health.

How to boost it: Confidence increases serotonin. One way to build confidence is to start a new exercise routine, which helps increase your confidence when you stick to it over time. Another is to find ways to get out of your comfort zone each day.

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Hormones that makes you feel happy

Hormones that makes you feel happy

There are four main hormones that trigger the feelings of happiness: dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and endorphins.

Understanding these chemicals and how they work can help you figure out ways to feel better during a stressful time.

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Increasing Dopamine

The hormone dopamine is related to motivation and reward. It's why you feel good to reach a goal or lack interest when you have low dopamine.

How to boost it: While unhealthy habits like drinking, caffeine, eating sugar or consuming certain recrea...

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Generating Endorphins

Generating Endorphins

Endorphines are linked with exercise. They function as natural painkillers that help minimize pain and maximize pleasure, explaining why an athlete may be able to push through a race with an injury that they don't notice until later.

How to boo...

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Raising Oxytocin Levels

Oxytocin is also called the "love" hormone and is associated with how people bond and trust one another. It explains why you feel happy to cuddle with your pets. It also helps parents bond with their newborn.

How to boost it: You can boost oxytoci...

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