Happy Hormones: Understanding the Hormones that Affect Your Mood
Happy hormones are chemicals in the body that affect mood and emotions.
Serotonin is a hormone that regulates mood, appetite, and sleep.
Dopamine is a hormone that affects motivation, pleasure, and reward.
Endorphins are hormones that reduce pain and increase pleasure.
Oxytocin is a hormone that promotes social bonding and trust.
Cortisol is a hormone that is released in response to stress.
Imbalances in happy hormones can lead to mood disorders such as depression and anxiety.
Ways to keep happy hormones in balance include exercise, socializing, and stress management techniques.