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hormones for happiness

In this article, we will learn how certain behaviors and Lifestyle choices can naturally influence the level of 5 major hormones (dopamine, serotonin, endorphin, Cortisol and Oxytocin) in the body, which can ultimately impact productivity, happiness and focus.

Similarly, hormones for happiness associate with promoting positive feelings and well-being. 

As well as, hormones for happiness are complex state, influenced by several factors.

– As well as, exercise regularly, as physical activity can boost dopamine levels.

 – Listen to music you enjoy as it can trigger the release of dopamine.

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  • Serotonin; – This hormone associates with more social behavior and wellbeing. Here are some tips to increase levels.
  • Get exposure to sunlight regularly, as sunlike can increase serotonin levels.
  • Similarly, Eat foods rich in tryptophan, such as eggs, banana, pineapple, chicken and fish
  • Practice mindfulness and meditation as these activities can boost serotonin levels.
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  • Cortisol; – This hormone associates with stress and anxiety. Here are some tips to lower Cortisol levels.

– Get enough sleep and priorities relaxation and self-care.

– Avoid caffeine as it can increase cortisol levels.

– Exercise regularly as physical activity can help to lower Cortisol levels.

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  • Oxytocin; – This hormone associates with bonding and social interaction. Here are some tips to increase Oxytocin levels.

– For example, Spend time with loved ones and engage in activities that promote social bonding such as hugging or holding hands.

– Practice gratitude and kindness as these activities can increase its Oxytocin levels.

– Get a massage or engage in other forms of touch therapy as physical touch can increase Oxytocin levels.

oxytocin hormone
  • Endorphin; – This hormone is the brain’s natural pain reliever. This hormone relieves  pain and creates a general feeling of wellbeing.
  • Here are some tips to release endorphin.

-First, Fast walking or doing any form of aerobic activity seems to be best for releasing endorphins.

– Similarly, An effective way to release endorphins is with pressure points termed as acupuncture.

–  As well as breathing deeply and focusing your brain, calms your mind and eases pain.

-In the same way, When you sing, dance or pursue a hobby it can help to release the rush of endorphins.

–  A good belly laugh can do wonders for your state of mind and release endorphins.


In the same way, Some people feel happy when they spend time outdoors in the sun. Ultraviolet light stimulates the release of Beta endorphin in the skin.

Finally, we should remember that hormone levels can vary from person to person and Lifestyle changes may not immediately result in a significant increase or decrease in hormone levels, but likewise changing in lifestyle and eating food habits will definitely provide a healthy or body increase productivity and focus.   

Dr.Hetal Patel


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