Some days we just feel good! Maybe we’ve slept well and wake up ready to take on the world, or maybe we have exciting plans, such as a vacation in store. Unfortunately, this natural high is difficult to reproduce on a daily basis. After a bad night’s sleep, or a day where we’re dreading the outcome, we just want to curl up under the blankets and stay put.
This article, on Healthy Holistic Living, gives 13 ways to naturally boost our endorphins – our natural, feel-good hormones – to make every day a good day!
Did you know that chronic stress, anger, depression and low-vibes in general can actually DECREASE life expectancy and hinder your body’s natural healing process?
One of the surest ways to help your body thrive through life’s ups and downs is to utilize its built in drug system – the central nervous system and ENDORPHINS!
Many people turn to food, binge eating, drugs, alcohol and/or other addictive substances to cope with life’s stresses, which although may help to numb out emotions actually work against the body in the long run.
What you should be doing is working WITH your own body and creating a lifestyle that is guaranteed to send your endorphin levels through the roof!
- Act as the body’s natural morphine (pain relief)
- Control persistent pain
- Help with addiction recovery
- Boost immune system function
- Reduce stress and frustration
- Regulate growth and sex hormones
- Postpone aging process
- Enhance relationships and bonding (coupled with oxytocin)
- Are 18-500 times more powerful than any man-made painkiller!
I know some of you struggle with feeling “good” on a daily basis and get discouraged with reaching your health and fitness goals. Sometimes when we are down in the dumps it is easy to throw in the towel and reach for foods or other substances that help us numb out or at least feel better for a short time.
Read on for some of the 13 natural ways to boost endorphins…