Monday, March 25, 2013

Endorphins - The Good Stuff

Our bodies are truly astonishing. When it comes to drugs, nothing compares to the endorphins found in the human brain. From pain relief to mood enhancement, endorphins provide us with the good we need to make it through the day. In this entry, we will discuss methods and techniques you can use to elicit your own natural high throughout the day.

1 – Get some sun! Studies show that endorphin can be triggered by natural sunlight. Heck, even the simple thought of a beautiful sunny day can sometimes be enough to boost your mood!

2 – Like chocolate? Grab a piece and watch your mood soar. When eaten, chocolate is able to trigger an endorphin release. If you find yourself feeling stress or upset, taking just a small nibble of chocolate will provide you with a happy feeling. But don’t go overboard… moderation is key.

3 – Add a little spice to your life. Include more spicy foods, like chili peppers into your diet for an additional release.

4 – Get active! Exercise is another wonderful way to activate smiles. Have you ever heard of the “runner’s high”? The cause is due to the fact that a large amount of endorphins are released during a workout. Not only will you feel wonderful, you’ll look like a stone fox!

5 – Try meditating. This simple activity is yet another means of achieving an endorphin high, with many practitioners reporting feelings of bliss during regular sessions.

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1 comment:

  1. These are great ways to enhance your endorphins. I love this post so much! I shared with my friends who are or know someone that is suffering from addiction.