endorphin

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endorphin

any of a class of polypeptides, including enkephalin, occurring naturally in the brain, that bind to pain receptors and so block pain sensation
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In addition to exercise building a fitter, hotter body, the endorphin rush it results in will put you in a cheery mood for hours, and your skin will become clearer over time.
In the review, Russ Pitts notes the addictive nature of "SimCity" as users plan, build and develop their virtual city with "every element of this game has been perfectly and patiently engineered to engender an endorphin rush of accomplishment.
Not only will you get an endorphin rush but exercising the vocal cords can increase lung capacity, improve posture, clear respiratory tubes and sinuses, and increase mental alertness through greater oxygenation," says Anita Naik, author of the Lazy Girl's Guide to the High Life on a Budget.
Special K spokeswoman Laura Bryant said: "This research shows the sense of euphoria and endorphin rush womengetwhen they achieve their goal of fitting back into that one special pair of jeans is on a par with, or even better than, some of the other great pleasures in life.
The first hot sauce I tried, I started sweating and got that little endorphin rush," Lindauer says, figuring that must have been about 15 years ago.
It's amazing - you get this endorphin rush and it gives you a tremendous sense of wellbeing.
But, according to someone with nothing better to do, "This research shows that the sense of euphoria and the endorphin rush women get when they achieve their goal of fitting back into that one special pair of jeans is even better, or on a par, with some of the other great pleasures in life.
Getting addicted: The endorphin rush can be powerful so as you get fitter don't lose perspective.
I experienced a mild endorphin rush and I am sure the walk helped my heart muscles.
Quote: "This past year or so I have been terribly physical, and I enjoy it - that endorphin rush is great.