Hormone joy and active rest
Among the hormones responsible for the emotional state of a person, a special place is occupied by endorphin and serotonin, popularly called hormones of happiness.
There are many ways to increase the level ofthese valuable biological substances in the body - acute sensations, positive emotions, sports, nutrition, alcohol, antidepressants and so on. But, perhaps, no type of activity is as effective as active outdoor recreation. It combines many popular methods that normalize the exchange of these hormones, and the methods are the most positive.
One who has ever climbed a mountainthe peak, probably remembers an amazing feeling of infinite happiness. Not the least role in the emergence of this condition was played by the hormone of joy endorphin. The well-known fact that during exercise sports the pituitary gland begins to work out this substance intensively, and after all, climbing a steep slope, and even with a heavy backpack, invigorates the body no less than fitness or running. And standing on top after a difficult climb and looking at the vast expanses at your feet, a person forgets about all the problems, he is just happy that he is here, from what he overcame himself and yet rose, from the fact that nature is so is good. He is in an excellent mood, not suspecting that his body is actively producing the second hormone of joy - serotonin. Affects and the feeling of satisfaction obtained when the goal is achieved. The reward in this case is endorphin.
It is not unheard of that the sunny weather rendersbeneficial influence on the emotional state of a person. Therefore, trips to winter resorts are a great way to cheer up, increase efficiency and start smiling again. After dull city streets, the bright sun, sparkling snow and a piercing blue sky seem to be a real miracle. Only at one glance at the beauty of nature in a body tired of winter, the hormone of joy begins to be released. The tension disappears, you want to laugh, the appetite is awakening - all this is the result of the action of serotonin. Many skiers and snowboarders are familiar with the euphoria that arises during a quick descent, when the muscles of the body are actively working, controlling the instrument, the wind whistles in the ears, and the landscapes are changing rapidly. At this moment, due to physical exertion, cold wind, blowing face and bright mountain sun, the hormone of joy endorphin is synthesized in the body.
Any journey is a positive emotion, withwhich are inextricably linked to the synthesis of serotonin, and new impressions that stimulate the release of endorphins. Activities can be very diverse - rafting, surfing, mountain biking, speleology, rock climbing - you can enumerate endlessly. And what are the most beautiful sports like bash jumping or deep water solo - climbing the rocks over the sea without insurance. It produces not only a hormone of joy - it's a firework of sensations that help to forget about depression for a long time and to taste the taste of life. Of course, you can talk about the dangers of such hobbies for a long time, but, perhaps, it's not much worse than lack of emotions, unwillingness to live and other depressive states. In addition, if you comply with safety and reasonable approach to organizing outdoor activities, the risk can be minimized.
To make the effect more palpable, you cantake care of food while traveling. In large quantities, the hormone of joy is concentrated in chocolate, figs, bananas and dates. Including these products in the marching menu, there is no doubt that the balance of serotonin and endorphin in the body will be restored.
Active rest is a great opportunity to cheer up, improve the tone of the body and remember how beautiful and multifaceted the life around us.