More than 300 million people are now living with depression, which is the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide.
The #WorldHealthDay is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7 April, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization provides us with a unique opportunity to mobilize action around a specific health topic of concern to people all over the world.
Depression affects people of all ages, from all walks of life, in all countries. It causes mental anguish and impacts on people’s ability to carry out even the simplest everyday tasks, with sometimes devastating consequences for relationships with family and friends and the ability to earn a living. At worst, depression can lead to suicide, now the second leading cause of death among 15-29-year olds.
The feelings we experience are nothing more than chemical reactions taking place inside our bodies.Each and every emotion we experience is a the result of the release of certain hormones inside our bodies. Some hormones are responsible for making us feel good, some are responsible for making us feel bad while some others are responsible for the feelings
Carpooling is one of the method to curb depression, as everyday when you get to meet new people our body releases series of hormones which helps you to feel joyful.
Some happy hormones that help you ease your pain and feel better are listed below:
- Serotonin is sometimes called the happiness hormone. Serotonin regulates the mood, prevents depression and makes you feel happy. Serotonin can be released by getting exposed to sunlight.Foods like milk and corn contain tryptophan, which our bodies convert to serotonin.
- Endorphin can make you feel good, reduce your anxiety and your sensitivity to pain.Eat spicy food, receptors on our tongues react to spice by sending signals to our brains similar to pain signals. This triggers the production of endorphins.
- Dopamine helps you to feel mentally alert. The lack of it might cause lack of attention, lack of concentration and bad moods.Dopamine levels tend to rise together with serotonin when we exercise. Since dopamine is associated with goal achievement, setting a distance or time target will stimulate its production.
“If you drive alone it can be boring. Same old “highway traffic” ? Take a break from these and step into the carpooling world which forces you to relax and be more patient by virtue of other people traveling with you”
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