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Exercise – A Natural High!

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Exercise combined with chiropractic care can help you feel better and stay healthy.

Want to feel good on a regular basis and just be “high” on life? Then exercise!

Exercise releases endorphins in the brain. What are endorphins? They’re the body’s own natural painkillers that produce feelings of euphoria. Not only are they free, but they’re available without a prescription. But they are habit forming!

Scientists accidentally discovered the “feel good” benefits of endorphins when they conducted studies on drug addiction in the 1970s. They found that the brain produced chemicals that far exceed the strength of opium, morphine or even heroin.

You May Become Addicted

The body releases endorphins during stressful periods and in response to regular physical activity. It’s why someone involved in a life-threatening accident doesn’t feel any pain. In addition, many athletes claim to feel “great” after a particularly strenuous workout session. These can be explained by the effects of these natural brain chemicals. In fact, many who participate in regular exercise programs become “addicted” to it because of the natural high they experience.

Running, cycling and swimming are all known to release feel-good endorphins. If you suffer from depression or just want to feel better, exercise. Take a walk or jog around a local park, jump on a treadmill, lift some weights, do some Pilates, put on some music and get yourself moving.

Stay with it long enough and you too will become addicted!

Get Started Today!

Are you ready to feel great and have more energy? Contact one of our member chiropractors to make an appointment and find out more about how exercise combined with chiropractic care can help you feel better and stay healthy.

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