Mental Health and Lifestyle
- Exercise- Gentle exercise helps the body to produce endorphins. Their primary role is to reduce pain perception, but their secondary role is to boost mood. Simply taking a stroll or dancing around to your favourite songs may help to release exercise-induced endorphins.
- Meditation & mindfulness- Meditation has been shown to reduce cortisol by as much as 19.8%*. By reducing cortisol you can decrease classic symptoms of stress.
- Minimising Stress- Stress is caused by the hormone cortisol. Cortisol directly inhibits happy hormones such a serotonin and dopamine. This means that trying to minimise stress is key. You could try a gentle walk or yoga?