5 Ways to be rewarded without food
Do you know that bad day that awakens an overwhelming desire to eat that bar of chocolates all at once? This is because food plays a very strong role in our emotions. And then what's left is that weight in consciousness for having stuck the diet. "We can think of how the food ends up leading to a quick satisfaction of both emotions and distressing feelings, because it is a quick way of compensation and relief," says psychologist Luciana Kotaka.
So how about using other tactics these days? Here is a list of ways to treat yourself without appealing to food:
1. Get a massage
To relax, few things are as hot and effective as a good massage. You can ask someone to do it for you or you can also gift yourself with a professional massage. "In addition to releasing tension muscles, massage also helps to alleviate some imbalances such as pain, fatigue and poor posture," explains physiotherapist Vanessa Pereira.
2. (Re) watch a movie
Is there a new movie you really want to watch? Go! Want to watch your favorite movie again? Also worth it. Do something that you like very much and that does you good, that is the most important. Here is a list of healthy snacks to accompany the session.
Okay, that should not be the first thing that goes through your head when it comes to feeling better, but believe me, the simple act of walking can work miracles for your life as a whole (yes, you lose a lot). "The more you walk, the more endorphine your body produces, which gives you more spirits. This relaxation also makes you ready to spend more and more time walking", explains the physiologist Paulo Correia
4. Watch videos of kittens
If there is anything cuter, we still do not know. But watching videos of kittens on the internet can actually bring well-being to your life, according to a study from Indiana University in the United States. A reduction in negative emotions, such as anxiety, irritation and sadness, was observed in participants who watched these videos.
It may seem that on bad days there is no climate for sex, but it is precisely in these situations that a good sex can transform your mood. A study by the University of Bristol in Britain says that having sex can improve mood, relax the body, make the skin more beautiful, relieve stress and PMS. In addition, the relaxation that the orgasm brings helps you to sleep better for several days after the relationship.
Children and animals often form a very healthy and fun combination . Recently, a study by the University of Cambridge in the UK showed that pets help develop the child's social and emotional abilities even more than the siblings. To the conclusion, researchers followed 77 families who had one or more pets and more than one small child.
That man is not an island you already know. We can feel from far away the benefits that the coexistence with loved ones brings us. But having a good network of friends can be more important than you think. A survey by Brigham Young University in the United States found that people who live with friends and neighbors can live up to 50 percent more than those who live alone.