Endorphins – the legal high that’s backed and most definitely won’t be getting banned any time soon! Want to get high, euphoric, feel good AMAZING, de-stress, improve your health, fitness and general well-being? Exercise is the answer! It’s the miracle drug we’ve always had, but all too often people fail to take the recommended dose, and the effects of that can be fatal.
We know this… it’s not new news. So why is it that so many people are still missing out on this awesome high?
When you exercise your body releases endorphins ‘happy hormones’, morphine-based pain-relievers that are essentially like heroin… but so much BETTER… as an endorphin molecule is a hundred times more powerful! Note: I’ve never tried heroin! But that’s what the experts say. When you take morphine, you feel dreamy and pain-free, this is what endorphins do too and that’s why people get addicted to exercise.
5 benefits of exercise
- Relieve stress – healthy body, healthy mind. Exercise is one of the best ways to relieve stress, a big driver for me personally at the minute. It can also reduce risk of depression, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
- Reduce risk of major illnesses – such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, some cancers by up to 50% and lower your risk of early death by up to 30% (ref NHS).
- Boost self-esteem – get high on those happy hormones! Exercise boosts self-esteem and confidence, who doesn’t want to look and most importantly feel good.
- Improve sleep – a biggie for me as I LOVE sleep. In my mind there’s nothing worse than a bad night’s sleep, I should be avoided at all costs if sleep deprived.
- Increase energy levels – increasing your heart rate and working up a sweat will increase your energy levels. Activity fuels more activity!
There’s literally hundreds more…
It’s time to quit with the excuses… lack of time isn’t good enough! Make time, make the effort and you’ll reap the rewards. You are the one holding you back; you will be the one that suffers because of that. Harsh, but true!
Baby steps can lead to big changes…
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