Help yourself destress

Updated: Nov 12, 2020

The following chemicals in the body that can be released to improve overall well-being and health; These are Dopamine, Endorphins, Oxytocin and Serotonin. Dopamine is a chemical messenger which interacts with the nervous system and help with things such as; mood, sleep, pain processing and motivation. Endorphins are your own bodies natural pain relief which not only help deal with pain but helps us feel good too. Oxytocin is produced in the hypothalamus and play a part in mental health, social bonding, stress and fertility. Serotonin is a essential amino acid helps with reducing depression, maintain healthy bones, regulate anxiety and heal wounds. There are moments in life when each of us can struggle with stress and this article will cover ten ways in which you can help yourself.

Dopamine can be boosted by various activities, which include;

· Exercise,

· Meditation,

· Eating protein,

· Completing tasks

· Listening to music

Endorphins are elevated in numerous ways including;

· Eating a piece of dark chocolate

· Exercise,

· Laughing,

· Acupuncture,

· Creating art of music,

· Aromatherapy,

· Dancing

· Meditation

Oxytocin can be enhanced in several ways these are;

· Playing with pets

· Playing with your children

· Take a walk

· Colour or doodle

· Read a book

· Donate to a charity

· Sing

Serotonin can be increased naturally by;

· Sunshine

· Exercise

· Healthy snacking

· Vitamins

· Herbal remedies

· Massage

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