There is a strong link between exercise and happiness. Besides physical energy, there are many other healthy processes initiated inside a human body, just because you are active and working out.

In this article, we will go through each of those perks of exercise, and explain how each of them is building you towards an overall feel better situation. You will love knowing these facts about exercise. So first thing first:

Why does exercise make you feel better?

Exercise makes you feel better because during a workout your body releases chemicals called endorphins. These endorphins interact with receptors in the brain and reduce the perception of pain, leading to an overall feel better situation.

Exercise has proven to benefit those with health problems such as chronic pain, depression, anxiety, and cardiovascular disease. Also, it helps those who are not experiencing any health problems but want to maintain their weight or keep themselves in shape.

Why do you feel calm after exercise?

Scientists have found that calmness in the body is felt after exercise because of the release of endorphins. The same endorphins that make you feel better post-workout are also associated with calmness in the body.

The release of endorphins can also be triggered by other activities, such as eating chocolate. The physical effect of exercise on the body is similar to the effect food has on it. This is why people often feel happier after they eat something they love eating, just as they do after exercising.

How long does it take for exercise to make you feel better?

You will start feeling better long before you could see any change in the physical shape. According to fitness expert Jamie Logie, “For someone starting out, I notice that within 2 weeks they can start feeling the benefits of exercise”.

But things work differently for different people. A sporadic workout routine takes a long time to make you feel better and get in shape compared to a disciplined workout routine with proper care of diet and stuff.

Most people lack discipline and patience, that’s why 90% never experience any benefit from exercise at all.

Why do Muscles feel good after a workout?

Muscles feel good after a workout due to the following reasons:

  • The tissues get hydrated, and hydrated tissues are the healthy tissues.
  • Boosted hydration in muscles leads to reduced muscle cramping, leading to a balance of liquid in your muscle cells.
  • Additionally, the increased liquid flow through the cells flushes out some of the byproducts of strength training that can lead to pain.

Why do you feel good when your muscles are sore?

People often feel good when they work out, even if they are sore. This is due to bliss chemicals and endorphins that are released during and after a workout. These chemicals are natural feel-good chemicals, and in large doses, they are more potent than morphine.

Especially the ‘bliss chemical’, it will make you feel good with sore muscles because it binds to cannabinoid receptors in the brain to block pain signals and induce warm, fuzzy pleasure.

With that pleasure:

  • stretching hurt good
  • rubbing sore muscles feel good
  • and overall, you will love the feeling of being sore

Why does stretching hurt so good?

Stretching hurts so good because of the relaxation of blood vessels, the release of beta-endorphins, and the suppression of prostaglandins.

Although people who stretch before or after a workout are not just doing it for fun. There are several benefits to stretching, including increased flexibility, improved athletic performance, decreased muscle soreness and less inflammation.

These are all very important when it comes to getting in shape.

It is no surprise that stretching has become so popular with people trying to lose weight, maintain fitness levels or even just keep up with their everyday responsibilities.

Stretching has the ability to help people in all sorts of ways.

So next time you feel your muscles tightening up after a tough workout or you have difficulty sitting in certain positions because of stiffness, take the time to stretch out whatever area of your body is having trouble and watch the benefits unfold before you.

Why does rubbing muscles feel good?

The process of rubbing muscles feels good because it stimulates the nerve endings around the muscle fibers. These nerve endings send signals to the brain, which causes an increased production of endorphins, a hormone released by the brain. Endorphins are known to have a natural painkilling effect on people.

This is why massage can be so beneficial for people who are sore or injured. Massage not only helps with pain relief but also increases blood flow and reduces stress levels.

The “feel-good” endorphins into the body because of massage are similar to a runner’s high. During the massage, the brain releases oxytocin, a natural chemical that reduces pain and can serve as an antidepressant.


There are several different ways in which exercise will make you feel better afterward. Either through releasing endorphins and other chemicals like bliss chemicals and beta-endorphins or through the sweet pain happening because of small tears in your muscles.

This might sound bad, but for muscle growth and toning, small tears in muscles are an important process. Your body repairs these tears with new muscle tissues that are fresh, hydrated, and much healthier. This whole process is painful but in a sweet manner.

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