Dopamine, Oh How Happy You Have Made Me!

So I watched a documentary called Happy the other day on Netflix Streaming Live.  It didn’t have a lot of new information about what makes people happy—stuff like once your basic needs are met money doesn’t really make you happy, and doing things for other people helps make you happy.  Basically, some obvious stuff.  But it was short and a nice little reminder about where to find happiness.

One of my favorite points was that exercise created dopamine (the happy hormone).   According to the Journal of Nuclear Medicine, exercise doesn’t just increase dopamine, it increases the number of dopamine receptors in brain so that you can actually enjoy the dopamine. 
Exercise does this, but so does changing up the routine—taking a different route when you walk, trying a new type of exercise or doing something silly like a fun run where you dress up in costumes. 
Do you have time for exercises in your schedule this week?  Remember it just might make you happier.
Dopamine, Oh How Happy You Have Made Me!2017-09-12T19:34:24-04:00

Small Resolutions–BIG Difference

Here are some small changes you can make in 2012 to help keep maintain healthier habits.
1)      Eat more fiber—studies have shown that eating 24 instead of 12 grams of fiber made women intake about 90 calories less per day. 
2)      Do something different—variety in a workout is great for better balance and muscle health
3)      Butter or salt food on the side that will touch your tongue.  The flavor will hit you faster and you can use less of it.
4)      Make exercise […]

Small Resolutions–BIG Difference2014-08-04T18:02:35-04:00