Leading a healthy life, is directly related to your state of mind. Unhappiness actually lowers your immune function, leading the way to illness. Here are some ‘healing therapies’ to lift your spirit and your health.
‘Laugh Therapy’ and joy boost immune functions, especially the production of the natural killer cells that help defend the body from illness and cancer. Laughter also increases the release of endorphins – compounds that give you a sense of well-being – in your brain. Without a doubt, joyful people live healthier lives.
Amino Acid for a Healthy Mind
When an imbalance or deficiency is creating a bad mood, Amino Acids, a natural compound found in human cells, do regulate our moods and restore a healthy mindset. Methionine is an amino acid that plays a role in the production of uplifting neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine. To boost it, take a supplement combining it with vitamins B6 and B12.
Boost Your ‘Youth Hormones’
You don’t need pills to flood your body with a rejuvenating flood of growth hormones. Doing squats and leg presses will greatly increase your natural production of the ‘youth hormone’. Increased growth hormone translates to an elevated mood, amongst other physical benefits. Keep it up with weight training, knee bends, push-ups and running.
Breathing correctly is important for dispelling the toxins and wastes from your body. Infact, it is estimated that we expel only about 30 percent of toxins in our bodies through the bowels and bladder-the rest is all respiratory. Breathing is also a great way to clear your mind, boost your energy, and improve your mood. Practice deep, slow, rhythmic, breathing daily with mind-body disciplines such as yoga and meditation.
When you stimulate the olfactory nerves inside your nose, you activate the limbic system of your brain, which is associated with moods and memory. This concept is instrumental to aromatherapy, a natural health tradition that makes use of the healing powers of plants with strong scents. Aromatherapy recommends treating depression with jasmine, eucalyptus for exhilaration, and grapefruit to increase alertness and joy. Just put a dab of the essential oils from these plants on your temples, back of your neck or acupressure points. You may also boil the herb in water and inhale the steam through your nose.
I hope these tips help the ‘happy hormones’ flow! May you live a long, strong and happy life!