Elle Woods insists that enorphins make you happy – is this true? Dr. Forshee, Psy.D, LCSW weighs in with Elite Daily
Not every clever turn of phrase in a film is going to be factual, but according to doctor of psychology and licensed clinical social worker, Danielle Forshee, Psy.D, LCSW, the endorphins you release during exercise really can make you happier overall.
“Endorphins are linked to what we know to be a ‘runner’s high,’” she tells Elite Daily, “and they are produced in large quantities during high-intensity cardio and strength training.”
Endorphins are, essentially, pain-killing molecules that signal your brain to feel good, Dr. Forshee, Psy.D, LCSW explains, and things like exercise and orgasm help release these feel-good-chemicals in your body.
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