Minggu, 16 Desember 2018

5 Ways to Release Oxytocin in Your Body

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  • Britain's Prince Harry poses with Meghan Markle in the Sunken Garden of Kensington Palace, London, Britain, November 27, 2017.

    Britain's Prince Harry poses with Meghan Markle in the Sunken Garden of Kensington Palace, London, Britain, November 27, 2017. "The fact that I fell in love with Meghan so incredibly quickly was confirmation to me that all the stars were aligned, everything was just perfect. This beautiful woman just tripped and fell into my life, I fell into her life," Harry said in a broadcast interview. REUTERS/Eddie Mulholland/Pool

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Oxytocin is a hormone and a neurotransmitter involved in childbirth and breastfeeding. It also relates to empathy, thrust, sexual activities and relationship-building. The hormone is produced in the hypothalamus. Women typically have a higher level of oxytocin than men.

    Oxytocin is often called the “love hormone” as oxytocin level increases when we hug our partner. The hormone is also has a beneficial effect during the treatment for several conditions, including depression, anxiety and colon problems.

    Listed below are five ways to release oxytocin in your body and make your partner happier.

    1. Making eye contact

    When you smile warmly and stare into each other’s eyes, oxytocin can boost your confidence.

    2. Hugging

    Hold each other, share a hug. Oxytocin can make you want to keep close with your partner.

    3. Holding hands

    The touch of a partner’s hand reduces stress hormone, cortisol, lowers your blood pressure and releases oxytocin.

    4. Kissing

    Kissing sparks release of not only dopamine but also oxytocin.

    5. Playing musical instruments and dancing

    Playing musical instruments and dancing can boost your mood and release oxytocin.

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