When you exercise, your body releases chemicals called endorphins. Endorphins trigger a positive feeling in the body that follows a run or workout. It is often described as "euphoric." That energizing feeling that some might know as a "runner's high”. So what are endorphins? According to WebMd, “They are manufactured in your brain, spinal cord, and many other parts of your body and are released in response to brain chemicals called neurotransmitters”. Here are ways you can boost your endorphins:
- Aromatherapy. Certain aromas can lift your mood by influencing the production of endorphins
- Take a group exercise class.
- Laugh out loud. Over the centuries it has been claimed that laughter is one of life's greatest medicines. Research has shown that it can help to:
• Lower blood pressure.
• Reduce stress hormones.
• Boost immune function by raising levels of infection-fighting cells.
• Trigger the release of endorphins, the body's natural painkillers.
• Produce a general sense of wellbeing.
- Listen to Music.