12 healthy ways to feel happier
A study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that people take antidepressants even more often than they pop pills for high blood pressure, asthma, and high cholesterol. But pills don't have to be your crutch. There are plenty of natural ways to boost your body's own feel-good forces, according to Men's Health magazine. Try a combination of the following blues-busting strategies, and your life view can brighten up in no time.
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Lift your spirits with good scents( Trish McCabe Rawls/MCT / July 12, 2012 )
A Physiology & Behavior study found that people sitting in a dentist's office were less anxious and in better moods when the waiting room smelled like orange or lavender. If those scents can distract you from the drone of a dentist's drill, imagine what they can do in less torturous settings. A spritz of cologne/perfume will work. Nothing will boost your mood faster than someone commenting on how swell you smell.
Here, lavender fields, always a favorite scent for ladies, dot the countryside of the Texas Hill Country.