Ever feel like your working out in the gym for all the wrong reasons? Staring in the mirror trying to force your body into the image some magazine has told you is how you should look. That is not why you should be working out. 30-45 minutes into vigorous exercise, physiological changes within the brain and body lead to a state known as "stress induced analgesia". The stress in our case is the eustress (good stress) of exercising, induced (meaning starting), and analgesia (pain relief). The body acutally releases dopamine and serotonin into receptor sites within the brain which literally MAKE you feel better after working out. Its like a natural dose of vicodin without the terrible side effects that come from opioid abuse, leaving you feeling better after your workout then before. So next time your in the gym, stop looking in the mirror and start moving forward with your fitness goals.
About The Author
Tristan Daeley is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, an Emergency Medical Technician, and Mental Health Assistant in Whatcom County. He has received his Masters of Science in Psychology and BA's in Psychology and Government. Currently, he is pursuing a post-graduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis to further build upon his behavior modification knowledge to help people be happy and healthy in body and mind...