Every third employee of Russian companies escapes a bad mood with the help of delicious food and, in particular, sweets. This is stated in a study carried out by experts of the "HR Lab. - Laboratory for HR Innovations" and the "Health Academy" platform for the Analytical Center "AlfaStrakhovanie", the press service of the company told Uralinformburo. Employees of 100 large Russian holdings took part in the survey.
35% of respondents in a bad mood help to fight delicious food. 27% of respondents are more likely to go outdoors, 15% go to concerts and exhibitions, to cinema and theaters. 9% of Russians go in for sports in moments of despondency, 8% play computer games. 6% of survey participants just sit at home and wait for everything to work out.
There are several ways to boost your mood and levels of the happiness hormone serotonin. According to the site Sobaka.ru, the amino acid tryptophan necessary for this is found in dairy products, eggs, dark chocolate, bananas, nuts, and dates. Magnesium deficiency can also reduce serotonin levels. To replenish it, you need to eat more fish, leafy greens, beans and bananas. But sugar should be avoided: although insulin is needed for the production of serotonin, the body should not be taught to experience the joy of sweets. After consulting your doctor, you can increase the dose of vitamins B12 and B6, which are involved in the synthesis of the hormone of joy. Vitamins and minerals should not be taken uncontrollably.
Massage will also help to cope with bad mood, each session of which reduces the level of the stress hormone cortisol by 30% and promotes the production of serotonin. Meditation has a similar effect.
They will provide the body with serotonin and a daily half hour in the sun, and doing sports will make it much more invigorating - this is facilitated by the endorphins produced during exercise. In addition, you need to be positive about life, trying to repeat actions that bring pleasure.
"You can increase serotonin levels not only with medication. Many do it by doing what they love, talking with friends, visiting interesting places. Often the most affordable and simple way is to buy delicious food or go to a cafe. It is important to remember that the diet should be balanced. otherwise, diseases associated with unhealthy nutrition, as well as overweight may appear. Our company offers a large number of corporate programs and products in the field of personnel health and health-management, which will help improve the well-being and cheer up employees ", - says the director of the marketing department "Medicine" of "AlfaStrakhovanie" Group Egor Safrygin.
The project "HR Lab. - Laboratory of HR Innovations" in partnership with the business magazine Harvard Business Review Russia, the Association of Russian Managers and the HeadHunter portal has been operating since March 2016. The project is aimed at HR-directors, HR specialists, owners and CEOs of the company. Its main task is to find and accumulate all the necessary tools, competencies and practices for successful work with personnel in a turbulent market.