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Iron Triangle Brewery hosts a 90-minute boxing and yoga class this weekend, the more exciting payoff of which is a free pint (over, like, endorphins).
Exercise releases endorphins — chemicals produced in the brain that help minimize pain and discomfort and increase wellbeing (essentially the body’s own painkillers).
Yet, my mind was still abuzz with endorphin-inducing awe.
Studies have shown that stimulation of these acupoints result in the release of endorphins, serotonin and other neurotransmitters that help heal and influence the body in different ways, the St. Tammany Humane Society press release said.
Whatever his #fitspiration, endorphins for the win!
However, during an orgasm, the uterus contracts while releasing endorphins, providing temporary pain relief.
It has been established that the tactile element alone in animal therapy releases endorphins, so called feel-good hormones that counteract the trauma hormones of adrenaline and cortisol.
About 20 minutes of exercise can start to release the endorphins in your body.
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Did You Know?
The word endorphin was coined, back when the substances were discovered in the 1970s, by joining pieces of endogenous and morphine, morphine being a narcotic that closely resembles the endorphins and relieves pain in a similar way. Studies suggest that the pain-relieving practice called acupuncture works by releasing endorphins. Endorphins also seem to play an important role in pregnancy. Though much remains to be learned about the endorphins, the general public seems ready to give them credit for any all-natural high.
Origin and Etymology of endorphin
International Scientific Vocabulary endogenous + morphine
First Known Use: 1976See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of endorphin
: any of a group of endogenous peptides (as enkephalin and dynorphin) found especially in the brain that bind chiefly to opiate receptors and produce some of the same pharmacological effects (as pain relief) as those of opiates; specifically : beta-endorphin
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