You don’t have to be glum, angry and depressed, you can improve your mood naturally. One way is to come to Gym Slayer in Elk Grove, CA, start a program of regular exercise and a healthy diet. In fact, we made it even easier by offering the option online. Every day you’re faced with stressors, whether it’s a traffic jam, no milk for cereal or an angry boss. You don’t have to allow circumstance to dictate your happiness and peace of mind. Take charge and you’ll find there’s a beautiful world awaiting you.
Turn that frown upside down.
If you’ve had a tough day, aside from working out, which burns off those hormones of stress, you can get back to nature by taking a walk in a park or simply removing your shoes and walking on the grass in your back yard. Walking barefoot is called grounding and there are studies that show it helps bring a feeling of peacefulness. Sometimes, just taking a few deep breaths helps. Try inhaling through your nose to a count of five, holding it for five and then releasing that breath through your mouth with your lips pursed for a count of five. Do it several times. It’s a trick that lowers your blood pressure, too.
Get out and play a bit.
Just moving around can help you get rid of anger and stress. Have you ever wondered why people automatically pace when they’re nervous. They do it to help them relax. It stimulates circulation and helps clear the brain. If you’ve had a stressful day, play with the kids after work, let your inner child come alive. Walk or run the dog or dangle cat toy and enjoy a romp in the living room with Garfield. Not only will you feel better, you’ll make your children or pets very happy.
Your diet plays a big role in your happiness.
It’s widely known that the American diet is out of balance when it comes to omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. There should be a balance of four times more omega-6 than omega-3, but instead, it’s estimated it’s 25 to 1 up to 60 to 1. Studies show that if you have too much omega-6 compared to omega-3, it can actually promote aggression and anger. Foods high in omega-3 are fatty fish like salmon, flaxseed and walnuts. Foods high in omega-6 include snack food like chips, fast food like onion rings and granola bars.
- Enjoy some time in the sun. Not only will you feel better out in the open air, the sun boosts your serotonin level that makes you happy by affecting the optic nerve.
- Make a conscious decision to be happier. It really isn’t impossible. Things happen. That’s part of life. You decide how you’re going to react to those things. Look for the bright side of everything and you’ll find it.
- Smile! It sounds simple, but it’s true. Laughing and smiling activates the brain centers that stimulate the feeling of happiness. Act as though you’re happy and you’ll be happy.
- Indulge yourself with a square of dark chocolate. It only takes one to get the emotional boost from the tryptophan that stimulates the production of the happy hormone, serotonin.
For more information, contact us today at Gym Slayer