October 3, 2022

Getting happy is very very important for no other reason than the happy person will do what is necessary and the unhappy person will instead dwell on failures and not bother raking those steps to get into better health.

(hint: Serotonin makes you happy)

More than 25 million people received treatment for depression last year and the American Psychological Association reports: more than half of Americans say they are stressed. It’s becoming a primary focus for doctors world-wide.

happy rulesHere’s what you need to know, to protect you mind and your body.

These days, world-renowned speaker Deepak Chopra teaches that happiness is no longer just a mental quest, but a physical one. Chopra recently released his newest DVD “The Prescription for Happiness.” Doctors are on the same page. They now have solid evidence your happiness directly affects your health.

Brain Drugs will help you be happy

“We discovered where ever a thought goes, a molecule goes and it affects your biology,” he says. Well-being translates into a biological response because your brain secretes things like dopamine, and opiates and serotonin, oxytocin, all of which are hormones which make you happy.” – Said Deepak Chopra

Serotonin is the hormone that gives us that happy “feeling.” Low levels can lead to, among other things, insomnia, fatigue and depression.

Doctors with the National Institute of Health have found during bouts of depression certain parts of the brain shrink by as much as 40%, and over-time that can do permanent damage.

Not only Deepak Chopra but also the Dalai Lama tells us that we should stay happy and quest for happiness.

Dopamine, known as the “pleasure system,” controls emotional responses and movement. People with Parkinson’s disease often have low dopamine levels.

Liz Vaccariello, author of the flat belly diet, studies why people who are depressed or stressed typically gain .

“Cortisol is the hormone that we create when we are stressed out and that makes us crave sweets and makes your body store extra calories that we consume as belly fat,” she says.

What can we do to get happy

What we can do about it is not rocket science, but some might be more obvious than others.

  • Regular Exercise: most of us know this one. Regular exercise provides a host of benefits including maintaining and lowering blood pressure.
  • “Runners, for example, hit a wall and start to get fatigued and think ‘I can’t go on any longer.’ If they just do one thing, ‘smile,’ just the act of smiling changes what is hormonally going on in the body. There is a 30% increase in their ability to perform for the next several minutes,” she says.
  • Get a Well-Balanced Diet: which includes vitamins b, d, and omega oils-which all help manage depression.
  • Get “Good” Sleep: the body burns the most fat during “deep sleep”, and re-sets chemical patterns in the body-which regulates everything from moods to memory.
  • Think Happy Thoughts: thinking happy thoughts might sound a bit fluffy, but Vaccariello found, for example, a sense of happiness in athletes–even if it’s “faked”–improved performance.
  • And Maintain Relationships: Chopra says people in countries outside the US are typically happier, because they pay more attention to relationships.

“Happy people are generally not only healthier, they’re able to accomplish a lot more because they come from a place of strength and power,” he says.

Getting happy is very very important for no other reason than the happy person will do what is necessary and the unhappy person will instead dwell on failures and not bother raking those steps to get into better health.

To get happy it is important to follow these tips and get good sleep, exercise, and happy and healthy relationships. Having a great and invigorating day will mean a lot more to you when you put your head on the pillow at the end of the day to sleep.

3 thoughts on “How to get happy

  1. I really would appriciate if someone out there could tell me their experience with Vitamin D and working midnights? 🙂

  2. You mentioned Vitamin D. Could you tell me how much in capsule form a person should be getting even in summer that doesnt see much sun due to working midnights full time? Thanks in Advance.

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