Bananas contain tryptophan, which can regulate your moods, help you relax and feel happier.
If you can work up a sweat for just 1 hour a week, you’ll enjoy a range of benefits: reduced risk of heart attack, better mood, and lower blood pressure. Your muscles will become more efficient, so you’ll have more stamina for more enjoyable activities that also work up a sweat.
Prevent colds and flu with a little laughter. Before work starts, enjoy a morning chuckle at some source of quick yucks. Research suggests that a moment of mirth increases the body’s secretion of immune-boosting growth hormones and endorphins.
Looking at a vase of fresh daisies, tulips, roses, or other cut flowers while eating your morning oatmeal may improve your mood. New research from Harvard University shows that even people who say they’re not “morning people” report feeling happier and more energetic after looking at flowers first thing in the a.m.