Serotonin plays an important role in facilitating sleep, self-confidence, regulating mood (happiness), and social interactions. Lack of serotonin can result in feeling depressed and irritable for no particular reason. Below are 5 ways to naturally increase serotonin levels in your body.
Exercising regularly naturally boosts serotonin in the brain, enhances mood, and has been shown to ward off depression.
Limited on time? Try a 20-30 minute HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) workout either at home or at the gym. HIIT workouts burn a plethora of calories in a short period of time because the workout consists of a high number of reps with little rest time. If you're interested in a great workout, click the Youtube link below:
Serotonin is produced in your gut, so be sure to take a daily probiotic along with plenty of water. Research from Harvard Health states that "Probiotics may help boost mood and cognitive function."
You are what you eat! Be sure to fuel your body with the right foods.