Congratulations to all the participants of the Biannual Blogathon Bash! It was a fun week-end and a great learning experience. But for now, back to what is "usual", and for me that is a post on Wellness. After a brisk walk along a harbour front and the smell of sea air I feel rather invigorated. Also noticed that despite what you would think, I actually feel less tired,less stressed and better able to deal with whatever this day has in store for me.
What a topic for "Wellness" , says I!!! Q. What causes this feeling of wellness?
A. Endorphins are among the brain chemicals known as neurotransmitters, which function to transmit electrical signals within the nervous system. At least 20 types of endorphins have been demonstrated in humans. Endorphins can be found in the pituitary gland, in other parts of the brain, or distributed throughout the nervous system.
In addition to decreased feelings of pain, secretion of endorphins leads to feelings of euphoria modulation of appetite, release of sex hormones, and enhancement of the immune response. With high endorphin levels, we feel less pain and fewer negative effects of stress.
I came across this video that discusses endorphins and thought perhaps you might enjoy it.
Here's to chocolate, spicy foods, and....... feeling well!! Cheers!
Take care !
Information for this post was obtained from MedicineNet.com
For further information on this topic see: http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=55001