Tag: endorphins

  • Happiness workout: Release those endorphins

    Happiness workout: Release those endorphins

    Forget being an adrenaline junkie. Focus on your endorphins and you’re sure to have a happier and healthier life. Endorphins are chemicals released by the pituitary gland and are responsible for that post-workout buzz. Structurally similar to morphine, they are considered natural painkillers and bring about feelings of euphoria and wellbeing. Research has linked endorphins […]

  • How exercise makes us happier

    What makes you happy? A coffee date with your best friend, a movie marathon with your spouse, your child’s smile, a hug from a parent, completing a craft project, submitting a project ahead of deadline…what about exercise? How can going to the gym – which you seem to hate – make you happy? Let’s find […]

  • Exercise can make you happy

    Exercise can make you happy

    Feeling anxious, stressed? Don’t curl up in a corner; get up and exercise instead. A workout is guaranteed to make you feel happier, energized and calm. Exercise has been shown to stimulate the growth of cerebral blood vessels, enhance communication across synapses, boost mood and act as a natural anti-depressant, augment memory and learning and […]