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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.

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    emoticon . Good job! Make sure you get the sleep you need to get up earlier! emoticon
    2551 days ago
    You go!
    I love the rush after a great workout
    I also enjoy my time at Curves
    Wishing well and the life you want!
    2551 days ago
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