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STAY HAPPY!

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Happiness is a drug, actually, it is. Hormones is what keeps you happy, it is what drives your happiness. I workout to be happy, I eat healthy to be happy, I live Love Laugh, to be happy. Some may ask why I work out so much, why I am shall we say ¨Addicted¨.

Simple. Happy Hormones:

Dopamine: Hormone that drives brain reward system which drives well being. Doing a good job and getting rewarded for it. Seeking pleasure seeking behaviour will satisfy this too. Music is a great way to heighten your dopamine levels.

Serotonin: Hormone for mood-boosting neurotransmitters. Most effective/natural method is Exercise. Carbs are another great way to boost serotonin, and it is in fact this reason that your body craves Carbs when you are depressed or low. It is the body’s natural way of seeking self help. Indulging in good carbs like quinoa and whole grain is one thing, but bad carbs, that can just ruin the happiness cycle, and lead the body into another struggle that may deteriorate your happiness.

Oxytocin: This is the Love hormone, where spending time with loved ones and being good and kind to others stimulated happiness.

Estrogen: This hormone helps form serotonin and protects you from anxiety and mood imbalance. For women, estrogen decreases this hormone. Moreover, smoking and over exercising can also decrease it.

Progesterone: Like Estrogen, this hormone helps prevent mood imbalance and anxiety. Lack of Progesterone can be instigated with high stress and unhealthy food.

Finally, to Stay Healthy and Happy, Increase your Oxytocin by doing things that bring you pleasure and cuddles. Increase your estrogen levels with things that bring your stress level down such as yoga, meditation, and more. Keep your progesterone levels up, always eat well and exercising.

Stay Healthy, Stay Active, Stay Lovable, Stay Happy!

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The Mind… The Body…The Soul…

Listen to this quick video first:

Meditation is a means of transforming the mind. Buddhist meditation practices are techniques that encourage and develop concentration, clarity, emotional positivity, and a calm seeing of the true nature of things.

Meditation … It does sound beautiful right?

The idea that our conscious mind can leave our body, and give us serenity and pure zen.

Do you really believe in what meditation can do to you?

They say it is possible to take responsibility for our own states of mind and to change them for the better, so will you take control?

You Will want to watch this!!!! You will see something Beyond Real as Yogi Coudoux attemps to do THE IMPOSSIBLE.

 

After watching these videos, does it shed light to your conscious mind?

Does it make you want to meditate?

I recommend you begin …. now.

Follow the Japanese, Japanese, Japanese… Follow the Japanese…

Why? Because they are the Leaders.

We have all heard and seen that the Japanese, they live the longest.

Let me tell you some of the reasons…. it is what they eat, what they drink, how they eat and what they do.

Here are some little examples for you to guide your eyes:

Small plates, more soy, lots of tea, lots of hot water,lost of cold water, more fish, less red meats, more rice and vegetables, less dairy, Squatting While they Poop, Meditation, relaxation, simple the slow and relaxed life…

Read these links below to guide you to a a happier, healthier and longer life:

http://www.fhfn.org/this-is-what-happens-when-drinking-water-after-getting-out-of-bed

http://www.tofugu.com/2010/10/06/why-do-japanese-people-live-so-long/

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2011/apr/24/meditation-ageing-shamatha-project