Sport can make you happy!
Learn how to activate and level the neurochemicals that affect your happiness – Dopamin, Serotonin, Epinephrine and Endorphins.
The keys to increasing the levels of Dopamin and Serotonin in your body are low to moderate exercise, activities that rely more on endurance than power, and to recruit your slow twitch muscle fibers instead of your fast twitch ones.
- running (long distance)
Ultimate tip: Do a yoga or pilates course together with friends or others that boosts your Serotonin even more!
Epinephrine is our “fight or flight” neurochemical. It makes your heart race, elevates the temperature and blood-pressure. It is raised when we exercising at very high intensity.
Endorphins are your own painkillers. It is partially responsable for the “runners high” and allows us to feel less pain when enganged in physical activity.