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This review is about the effects of endorphins on the body. Endorphins are secreted from the pituitary gland. The review states factors that will cause the release of endorphins. The review specifically states, "When there is high stress in our mind, this stress stimulates the release of endorphin hormones which calms the brain in stress situation and brings the feeling of happiness [2]." Also, when the body is in pain, there is a release of endorphins. In addition, the review states effects that endorphins have on the body.

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Yoga & Deep Breathing - Helps To Release Endorphins Into The Body

Yoga & Deep Breathing - Helps To Release Endorphins Into The Body | Endorphins and Mental Health | Scoop.it
Yoga and deep breathing are part of the same exercise; they go hand-in-hand and together bring about desired results for the well being of the body.
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This article states how deep breathing is beneficial for one's body. One of these benefits is the release of endorphins into the body. Endorphins help alleviate aches and pains. Breathing deeply also affects the parasympathetic nervous system while calming the mind and body.

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article: Exercise and Endorphins

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Endorphins are one of the latest buzzwords when it comes to exercising but what are endorphins, and why do we need them? Read on to find out more about these bringers of a natural high.
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When endorphins are released during exercise, your mood is naturally lifted. Exercise also decreases the secretion of stress hormones. According to this article, "Physically active people recover from mild depression more quickly and physical activity is strongly correlated with good mental health as people age." Cardiovascular exercise, aerobics, and yoga can especially improve mood.

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This article informs readers of the history of endorphins. Endorphins were discovered in the 1970s. Scientists discovered endorphins when they were studying drug addictions. They found that the brain has special receptors for the drug morphine. For these receptors to exist, they hypothesized that the brain must have its own pain-reducing chemicals. Many activities or things can cause the release of endorphins. Some of these activities/ things include: laughter, music, chocolate, chili peppers, acupuncture, sex, and exercise.

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Can Exercise Cure Depression?

Can Exercise Cure Depression? | Endorphins and Mental Health | Scoop.it
Exercise releases endorphins, the body’s very own natural antidepressant.
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This article is about an experiment that Duke University did trying to cure depression using aerobic exercise, an antidepressant medication, or a placebo sugar pill. The article states that the experiment found that, "those who exercised at a moderate level - about 40 minutes three to five days each week - experienced the greatest antidepressant effect. So they interpreted that to mean that exercise was just as good as medicine." Exercise increases blood flow to the brain and also actives the secretion of endorphins and serotonin.

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Physical Activity and Mental Health - Springer

Physical Activity and Mental Health - Springer | Endorphins and Mental Health | Scoop.it
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This article is about how exercise can improve mental health diseases. Increased exercise has been proven to decrease depressive feelings, but cannot prevent depression. Anxiety and panic disorder can also improve with exercise.

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Exercise and Depression: Endorphins, Reducing Stress, and More

Exercise and Depression: Endorphins, Reducing Stress, and More | Endorphins and Mental Health | Scoop.it
Regular exercise is an excellent way to boost your mood and get in shape. Learn more from WebMD about the benefits of daily exercise on depression and how to get started.
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This articles states how exercising can boost mood and reduce depression. Endorphins are released when a person exercises. The "runner's high" euphoric feeling that people get after exercising gives them a more positive outlook on life. Exercise has been proven to reduce stress and anxiety and improve self-esteem and sleep. Endorphins "diminish the perception of pain." Endorphins bind to the same neuron receptor that some pain medicines also bind to, however, unlike pain medicines, endorphins are not addictive. Exercise is an effective way to treat mild depression.

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