Exercise - good for mind and body!
Hands up if you can’t always summon up the energy to go to the gym or go for a run after a hard day’s work? That’s all of us then! Don’t you find though, that by the time you’ve done your class, workout or run, you leave the gym feeling sweaty, tired and loads more upbeat?
That’s because when you exert yourself and get your heart rate high up enough to get a bit warm and sweaty, your body releases endorphin's. Endorphin's are found in various parts of the body: the brain, spinal cord and pituitary gland. When we experience an extreme emotion such as pain, endorphin's interact with the receptors in our brain to block the pain and release a positive feeling in the body, much the way morphine might.