Happy hormones explained

Serotonin, Endorphins, Dopamine, Oxytocin and other wellbeing hormones are neurotransmitters that are widely associated with feelings of happiness

We are able to stimulate the production of happy hormones by adjusting our exercise and food consumption!

Studies have shown that exercise is linked to Endorphin, Serotonin and Dopamine release. To maximise these benefits it’s best to workout with friends, outside in the sunshine, for at least 30 minutes. Keep your session fun, as social laughter triggers Endorphin release!

Your nutrition can also play a role.

Banana based smoothies are rich in Vit B, Magnesium, and Tryptophan.

Avocado based smoothies are rich in stress-reducing Tyrosine. You can also sprinkle pumpkin, chia and sesame seeds on your salads for a boost in Zinc and Omega 3. Chicken, fish and legumes are rich in essential fatty acids and Tryptophan. These help raise Serotonin and Melatonin.

Fermented foods also work wonders on the intestines! Pickles, fermented cabbage and yoghurt can have a positive effect if consumed 3 times a week.

Kat Myles, personal trainer

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