Ep. 73: Why It Feels Good to Move: Magic in our Molecules
by Kelly Wilson | Sep 21, 2020 | Podcast |
Have you ever heard of the hope molecule? It’s pretty cool.
You already know that when it comes to movement, something is better than nothing. You’ve also probably heard of endorphins, and we know that serotonin is our happiness hormone, so it’s good to do things that give you an extra hit of serotonin such as getting exercise, meditating, or spending time in nature. But there’s more to it.
Why does it feel so great most of the time to sweat, and push limits, and move heavy things, and run long distances, and dance like nobody’s watching — or if you’re like me to dance like everybody is watching?
There is something nicknamed the Hope Molecule which is responsible for this. So even though it can be fun to think of the body as “magic”, there obviously is something scientific happening in the chemical soup known as the human body.
Also in this episode:
• How to activate “the hope molecule”
• How the hope molecule activates our feelings of hope and courage
• The role of myokines in the body
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I’m Kelly Wilson, owner of fitfizzstudio.com and I’m a personal trainer, nutrition coach, behavior change specialist, autoimmune disease educator and I’ve worked in the health and fitness industry for over 25 years.
I’m here to help you ditch the gimmicks, finding strength through your struggles, give you the knowledge for making the smartest choices for your own health and to remind you to celebrate victory all along the way.
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