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.
Happiness comes from understanding one basic principle. Some things are within our control and some things are not. Our opinions, ambitions, desires, and aversions are in our control. We can change the contents of our inner character. Our body, wealth, fame, and social status are not in our control. They are external to us and not our concern.
Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your gold and good health have vanished.
Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.
You only get one mind and one body. And it’s got to last a lifetime. Now, it’s very easy to let them ride for many years. But if you don’t take care of that mind and that body, they’ll be a wreck forty years later, just like a car would be.
Unhappiness indicates wrong thinking, just as ill health indicates a bad regimen.
If you dont make time for exercise, you’ll probably have to make time for illness.
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth and faithfulness the best relationship.
Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.