Have you ever heard of the “runner’s high”? If not, we will tell you what happens with your brain and body when you practice sports and after workout.
When your body comes under stress or when it experiences pain, like practicing sports, the brain’s hypothalamus and pituitary gland produce endorphins. And you know what? Endorphins are structurally similar to the drug painkiller and are considered as natural painkillers. Above of that, they can bring feelings of well-being.
So, after a hard day at work or if you are feeling anxious, a good thing is to switch of your tv and get out of your sofa, go to the gym, swim, run or play tennis. Especially if you’re read tired and not feeling like leaving your house… You will feel so much better after the sweating!
We have to be honest with you… you can also produce endorphins by laughing.
Finnish and British researchers have revealed how laughter releases endorphins in the human brain. During an experience, social laughter led to pleasurable feelings and significantly increased release of endorphins and other opioid peptides in the brain areas controlling arousal and emotions. The more opioid receptors the participants had in their brain, the more they laughed during the experiment.
So, practice sports and laugh a lot.
Life can be horrible…
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