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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Sex workers of the world unite: You have nothing to gain but your chains--and a serious endorphin rush.
Feldman's team thought that blocking this endorphin rush might cause such people to lose some of their tanning enthusiasm; what they didn't expect was for some to develop withdrawal symptoms.
But when the water broke evenly over that 34-foot weir, it was an endorphin rush," Giovanone adds.
1992) as well as the idea that the endorphin rush associated with self-injury can lead to an addiction to the behavior (Pies & Popli, 1995).
The continuous flow of movement (called vinyasa) in these popular classes will condition your heart and provide that endorphin rush that comes from aerobic exercise.
Even if you don't know that Zapruder's frame 313 captures that instant when Kennedy's head is blown apart, the painting delivers an optical analogue of an endorphin rush before death.
If you put my brain under an fMRI machine while doing a sudoku puzzle, you'd probably see this endorphin rush," Snyder said at a clip of about five words per second.
Running is a fantastic fat-burner and the endorphin rush which comes with it is one of the most addictive feelings you can get.
OUTDOOR TRAINING - | Getting outdoors to exercise means vitamin D top-ups, fresh air in your lungs and an extra sharp endorphin rush if it's cool, plus best of all, if you simply don a pair of trainers, it's entirely free.
Due to a post-orgasm endorphin rush with increased blood circulation to your skin, and therefore more oxygen getting to your cells, your skin will have a healthy glow.
In addition, the body produces its own opioid-like molecules, such as the endorphins associated with the feel-good endorphin rush or runner's high generated by exercise, etc.
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.