Being Happy is more than just a feeling…

The Science behind Happiness!

Serotonin word cloud

It’s wonderful to feel happy, and there is something about the summer holidays that has “happy” written all over it. Have you ever wondered why the holidays make you feel so happy? After all, some of us enjoy our work, being productive and living with purpose. Sure, holidays are all about good feelings and very well earned downtime but the truth is that there is a science behind what actually makes us feel happy – there are a number of chemical compounds that affect our mood, dopamine being one of them. However, for the purposes of this article we shall focus on two particular hormones.

 

Happy Hormones

Two hormones that are responsible for making us feel happy:

 

Serotoninregulates your mood, prevents depression and makes you feel happy. Serotonin can be released by getting exposed to sunlight, by eating foods rich in carbohydrates and by exercising.

 

Endorphins – make you feel good by reducing your anxiety and your sensitivity to pain. Endorphins are released by exercising.

 

Summer holidays packed with sunshine, delicious food and time spent outdoors

Spending time with family and friends warms a person’s heart, now add some delicious food filled with carbohydrates, summer sunshine loaded with Vitamin D and a jam packed holiday schedule and you have the recipe for a gush of serotonin and endorphins. Your body feels healthy, happy and special holiday memories are made.

 

Celebrate the holidays with OPTIPHI®

Add some award-winning skincare products from OPTIPHI® and your skin will look and feel as happy as it should.  Just don’t forget to wear sunblock!

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