Dr Oz: How To Get Happy with Christine Carter
Dr Oz brought in author of Raising Happiness Christine Carter to talk about how she gets happy on a daily basis. You can use her tips and the tricks in her book to feel better, be more productive and get through the day.
Dr Oz: Mind & Body Connection for Happiness
Carter said that the mind and body are tied together with happiness. A mental fog can be cleared and you may feel a physical change as well. This affects the nervous system and gives you a boost of happy. Here are some of her tricks:
Christine Carter: Real Smile Vs Fake Smile
Have you ever been told that you’re not really smiling in a photo? Carter said that biting a pencil between your back teeth activates the muscles that work when you smile. Smiling, or doing this pencil biting exercise can lower your heart rate and make you feel happier.
Dr Oz: Sun Exposure Tied to Mood?
I can personally attest to this one! When you don’t get enough natural sunlight you will feel down. Carter said that just 10 minutes of sunlight can give you more energy and relieve you slump. She suggested taking a ten-minute walk to start your day to boost your mood and energy.
Dr Oz: Healthy Fats = Antidepressants
Dr Oz and Christine Carter said that working healthy fats into your diet can boost your mood. This includes Omega-3s, which can be found in seafood such as shrimp, snapper and salmon.
Christine Carter Yawning Boosts Happy Feelings
Dr Oz said that yawning actually cools off the brain. It is in fact contagious, but simply because of social awareness. Yawning actually improves your concentration and memory, giving you a mood boost.
Dr Oz: Hugging Makes You Happy
In college, not a lot of my friends were big huggers. I started feeling pretty lonely, and when I found a friend that liked to hug I would feel so much better! Turns out Dr Oz has seen this connection too.
Hugging releases the hormone oxytocin, which makes the brain feel really good. Regularly hugging people means you have a nurturing generous side and find happiness in others. Dr Oz thinks we need to give at least eight hugs a day, complete embrace with linger. Is that awkward or normal for you?