Everyone wants to be able to hold happiness in their hands, which has been scientifically proven. The latest edition of the British “Daily Mail” has taken stock of 10 scientific studies on improving happiness.
1. Leisure exercise A number of studies have shown that the effects of various leisure activities on mental health problems are as good as those of psychotherapists and medications, among which exercise activities are the best. A recent study by researchers at King’s College, University of London, UK, found that exercise can produce a large number of new neurons in the hippocampus of the brain responsible for emotions.
2. Playing football A Scottish study found that playing football can increase confidence and happiness. The key to this is “competition.” Playing football with depression can significantly improve mood and enhance self-confidence.
3. Practice weaving a new study involving 15,000 people found that two weekly weaving activities (knit sweaters, etc.) can reduce stress, ease depression and anxiety. The weaving action helps to divert attention, temporarily relieves physical and mental pain, relaxes the mood, and at the same time, blood pressure is significantly reduced.
4. Get some gardening research shows that planting flowers, growing grass or growing vegetables can reduce the suicidal thoughts of depressed patients by 20%.
5. The Forest Walk study found that 16 middle-aged female participants were only in the forest for 48 hours, and their anxiety, exhaustion and low mood were significantly alleviated. The key to this kind of “forest therapy” (also known as “forest bath”) is that green plants and natural oxygen bars can make people feel relaxed and calm.
6. Learn Art Many people think that they are troubled by poor health. However, a new study by 138 art students at Anlu University in Cambridge, England, found that art classes (especially human sketch classes) are good for improving people’s physical confidence.
7. Walking to work The latest research from Stanford University in the United States found that taking a step-by-step, walking to work can reduce the risk of depression. In fact, people who commute to and from work often have traffic jams for 90 minutes or more, which makes them more prone to irritability and negative emotions.
8. Personally cooking a new Australian study involving 650 people found that making bread, cakes or carefully preparing dinner for a loved one is good for relieving stress and improving happiness. The choice of ingredients, ingredients control, temperature and fire control need to be attentive and cautious, so that people can no longer worry about things.
9. It is more prone to depression when raising a pet alone. The British Medical Council, Psychiatry magazine published a meta-analysis of 17 related studies and found that when pets or pets talk, the secretion of oxytocin (happy hormones or love hormones) in the brain of pet owners increases and is happy. Related brain nerve activity has increased significantly.
10. Listening to music A new study in Australia found that people who often listen to their favorite music have a lower probability of mental health problems than those who don’t. Participating in a choir or live concert is beneficial to increase the secretion of brain euphoric hormone dopamine, which in turn enhances pleasure.