Saturday, January 14, 2012
Moment of Zen: Exercise
Exercise definitely gets endorphins flowing in the body. Endorphins ("endogenous morphine") are endogenous opioid peptides that function as neurotransmitters. They are produced by the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus in vertebrates during exercise, excitement, pain, consumption of spicy food, love and orgasm, and they resemble the opiates in their abilities to produce analgesia and a feeling of well-being. Whatever endorphins do, coming across hot guys like this exercising gets blood flowing in other places. Which is a nice moment of Zen also.