Ways To Naturally Increase Endorphins

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Sometimes, all that we need is a little energy to go around with our daily routine. And if you are looking for a way to boost your day, there is no short-term fix.

Wondering what endorphins are? Well, these are feel-good chemicals that are released in our brains when we are happy. This sudden rush makes you feel connected to others and you feel more connected to the world. When these chemicals are released, it helps us to relax and reduce anxiety and fight depression as well.

Experts compare endorphins to opiates, as it gives an intense pleasure. The good news is that you do not have to run a marathon to experience this kind of high.

One of the easiest ways to boost your energy is by fixing your diet, changing your workout regimen and modifying your lifestyle to better accommodate the endorphins in your life.
In this article, we are here to share some of the interesting ways to naturally increase your endorphins to enjoy your day.


Sniff Some Vanilla Or Lavender Oil

There are certain aromas that can lift up your mood instantly by influencing the production of endorphins. Studies reveal that the scent of vanilla helps to reduce anxiety, which is often associated with depression. Lavender oil has the same effect. You can increase your endorphins by lighting some vanilla-scented candles, or add vanilla essential oil to your bathwater or simply dab some lavender oil on your wrists and temples.


Take A Little Ginseng

Ginseng helps to give relief from fatigue and gets rid stress and it also helps those recovering from a long-term illness. This herb balances the release of stress hormones in the body and also supports the body organs that produce these hormones. Studies reveal that it may also enhance the production of endorphins. So, what better reason to include this herb in your diet? You can have ginseng tea.


Take A Group Exercise Class

Exercising in groups has few distinct advantages, according to a recent study. Not only will friends discuss and learn new exercises, it also gives your endorphin levels an extra boost.


Seek Out Daily Laughter

Researchers relate laughter as 'inner jogging'. It helps to lower blood pressure, reduce stress hormones, boost immunity, raise the levels of infection-fighting cells and help to trigger the release of endorphins. This is one of the reasons why you have to laugh.


Make Love

This is one of the natural ways to increase your endorphin levels. Making love with your partner helps to increase endorphin levels to a great extent. Try to create a romantic atmosphere. Give each other a relaxing massage or use aromatic oils such as jasmine, rose, etc, to feel relaxed.


Savour Some Chocolate

High content of polyphenols and other antioxidants are present in dark chocolates, which help in reducing inflammation, lower blood pressure, control the cholesterol levels and protect the health of your arteries. It also contains chemicals that help in releasing endorphins.


Eat Something Spicy

Capsaicin is the chemical compound that makes chili peppers hot. It helps to bind the proteins and pain receptors of nerve cells in the mucous membranes of the nose and mouth.This is one of the ways to naturally increase your endorphin level in the body.

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Story first published: Saturday, December 26, 2015, 6:02 [IST]
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