Wednesday, April 25, 2012
From Web MD:
When you exercise, your body releases chemicals called endorphins. These endorphins interact with the receptors in your brain that reduce your perception of pain.
Endorphins also trigger a positive feeling in the body, similar to that of morphine. For example, the feeling that follows a run or workout is often described as "euphoric." That feeling, known as a "runner's high," can be accompanied by a positive and energizing outlook on life.
I have decided to return to my exercise program, in spite of joint issues I have been having. The results have been great! I did two workouts again today and I feel great! Getting up at 5:30 to do the elliptical before work is not easy, but it is so worth it. I felt great to start the day. My blood was flowing and my joints were warmed up! After work, I went to Curves. The movement really does help with my arthritis and mood.