Endorphins are hormones that are secreted by your body to mask pain and increase joy.. They are feel-good hormones that are also called the “painkiller” as it helps reduce stress, emotional pain and boosts your mood. In fact, it’s one of the 4 feel-good chemicals secreted by the body when you are happy. It gives you a high after you do something physically and mentally joyful. Whenever you are tense and do something you enjoy, endorphins are released into your body to mask your discomfort and reduce stress. This is why you feel great after stretching or why exercise can help reduce stress and avoid burnout.
How endorphins work to reduce stress
When your body experiences stress pain, endorphins production increases in the brain by the pituitary gland. They are natural painkillers because they activate opioid receptors in the brain that help minimize discomfort and reduce stress. They can also help bring about feelings of euphoria and general well-being. Moreover, endorphins bring happiness with routine activities such exercise, sexual activity and maternal behavior! As a result, you can reduce stress, pain and bring positivity into your day.
Endorphins are chemicals the body produces to relieve stress and pain. Their actions mimic a class of drugs known as opioids. They are good for short-term use after surgery or for pain-relief.
To sum up about endorphins
The food you eat, the things you do can all play a major role in the endorphin levels in your body. It’s important to maintain high levels of endorphins so that you can feel-good and stay happy!
Endorphins, just like serotonin, dopamine and oxytocin, improves your mood, makes you feel happy and can reduce stress and unhappiness. Do things that are good for your body and mind, do things that bring you pleasure and joy as long as they are healthy. You will find your endorphin levels increase and reduce stress with ease. Make your day joyful with Evolve and give a listen to one of our guided audios to boost your mood!
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