Don’t Worry, Be Happy


ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — According to the Wallet Hub website, Hawaii, Utah, and Minnesota are the three happiest states in the country. But being happy is more than just some sun and a smile.

What makes you happy? Here are just a few scientific ways to improve your mood:

According to Prevention magazine, add more greens, dark chocolate and mushrooms to your diet.  These foods give you vitamin D and increase the dopamine and serotonin in your body.

Listen to more music. In a study by McGill University, researchers leaned that listening music also releases dopamine to your body. And once you have learned the song don’t be afraid to sing along.

And finally meditate. In a study by Massachusetts General Hospital, brain scans showed compassion and self- awareness grew and stress shrank. Meditation also lets serotonin; dopamine and endorphins flow through you.

Helping brighten up your day.

According to the fast company website, a study conducted by Gallup ranked the U.S. as 18th in the world when it comes to happiness. The survey was over a two year period. The top country was Finland.

Contributor(s) to this news report include: Keon Broadnax, Producer; Roque Correa, Videographer and Editor.

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