Hormones for health and happiness

Happiness is the highest form of health. Four hormones determine the perception of happiness. A simple mnemonic to remember them is DOSE.

D-Dopamine; O-Oxytocin; S-Seratonin; E-Endorphins

Dopamine – The reward chemical for motivation. It can be improved by:
* Have a shower
* Eat healthy food
* Sleep well

Oxytocin – The love chemical. It can be improved by:
* Hug loved ones
* Play with kids
* Play with pets
* Be thankful and forgiving

Seratonin – The mood stabilizing chemical.  It can be improved by:
* Spend time with nature
* Do breathing exercises
* Get sunlight

Endorphins-The pain killer and stress relief chemicals.  They can be improved by:
* Walk and stretch
* Smile and laugh often
* Listen to music

The above is for information and does not constitute medical advice.

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