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Doctor insights on: What Chemicals Does Exercise Release

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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What foods can will causeadrenaline release?

What foods can will causeadrenaline release?

None: Foods will not cause Adrenalin release (fight or flight response) unless a person is having a serious allergic reaction and the body is trying to compensate. Some foods contain substances that release histamine-like chemicals. These can include strawberries, certain cheeses, and certain spoiled fish. ...Read more

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Is it safe to do intense workout dvds while breastfeeding or does it release harmful toxins?

Is it safe to do intense workout dvds while breastfeeding or does it release harmful toxins?

Do it: Ignore whoever told you that it might "release harmful toxins." that's crazy talk. I'm very pleased -- that you're a new mother, that you're breast-feeding, that you want to exercise, and that you want the best for baby. Best wishes. ...Read more

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When chocolate gives you chemicals like endorphins and dopamine, does that work through your tastebuds, or does it give you the chemicals internally?

When chocolate gives you chemicals like endorphins and dopamine, does that work through your tastebuds, or does it give you the chemicals internally?

Neither: Our bodies (& especially our brains) aren't 4-cylinder Chevys. NOTHING in nature is that simple. Most of taste is actually smell. We don't taste chocolate, we smell it. Smell is our most ancient sense & the least well understood. Chocolate doesn't "give" us chemicals; the smell & ingested chemicals stimulate the brain to produce them. Brain research may be your calling. Think about it. ...Read more

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Can a body building oral spray boost igf levels and what does it do exactly?

Can a body building oral spray boost igf levels and what does it do exactly?

Please be specific: We need to know the specific spray you are referring to in order to provide a helpful response. ...Read more

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Does doing things that make you happy release dopamine in the body?

Does doing things that make you happy release dopamine in the body?

Yes: Dopamine is a pleasure hormone that can be release by engaging in pleasurable activities. ...Read more

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During what situations does the body start to burn muscle (protein) for fuel?

During what situations does the body start to burn muscle (protein) for fuel?

If you eat poorly: Body needs fuel to run the body machine 24 hours a day. This comes from foods you eat. But if you do not eat adequately like upto about 1500-1800 calories per day, the body will get its energy from normal tissues of the body like stored fats or from the proteins in the muscles. ...Read more

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What effects does chocolate make to our body?

What effects does chocolate make to our body?

Antioxidant & happy!: Dark chocolate contains polyphenols and other flavonoids, procyanidans & antioxidants.It also contains mood-enhancing chemicals like phenylethylamine, theobromine, serotonin & anandamide.It lowers systolic blood pressure an average of 5 points & diastolic 3 points & lowers LDL cholesterol by up to 10%.Even LDL cholesterol is only dangerous when it is oxidized & chocolate prevents this.See comment:. ...Read more

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How do you destroy histamine? Heat (cooking) does not work. The body uses dao- diamine oxidase to do this, other methods?

Improper question: Histamine is made in the body and is required for proper metabolic controls. It is only abnormal when the brain signals the histamine producing cells to release an excess----- hence antihistamines. Trouble with that is-----why is the brain sending out exaggerated signjhals? ...Read more

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Does dopamine get released when you exercise?

Does dopamine get released when you exercise?

Runners high: Both Serotonin and Dopamine are released when you exercise. These are the neurotransmitters in the CNS responsible for the euphoric feeling felt after exercising, decreased depression and hostility, Dopamine specifically improves mood and long-term memory. ...Read more

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What does nutropin (human growth hormone) do to the body? (interaction with the body) what is it creating in your body when you add it? Metabolic pathway?

What does nutropin (human growth hormone) do to the body? (interaction with the body)  what is it creating in your body when you add it? Metabolic pathway?

Grwthhormone: Neutropin is growth hormone makes you feel better and increases the muscle mass and used for weight loss. It has also been used for growth in low height people. ...Read more

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Which hormone(s) are produced/released by crying? Does the release of these substances help alleviate stress/anxiety & if so, how?

Which hormone(s) are produced/released by crying? Does the release of these substances help alleviate stress/anxiety & if so, how?

Benefits of Crying: Crying stimulates the production of Endorphins, our body’s “feel-good” hormones.” Emotional tears contain stress hormones which get excreted from the body through crying. They contain Adrenocorticotropic hormone to relieve anxiety and stress. Crying resolves feelings of grief, feeling overwhelmed or frustrated. Crying is an outlet for intense emotional sensations- agony, surprise or joy. ...Read more

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Does caffeine make one sweat more? Or does it increase the amount of sweat in any way? Thank you.

Does caffeine make one sweat more?  Or does it increase the amount of sweat in any way?  Thank you.

Yes Possibly: If you have ingested a lot of caffeine it is very possibly causing more sweating for you. Also palpitations and jitteriness are common with caffeine as well. ...Read more

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In what ways is stress harmful? Does in increase cholesterol? I think it does increase bp.

In what ways is stress harmful? Does in increase cholesterol? I think it does increase bp.

YES!: Stress and sleed deprivation will increase your blood pressure directly. Also it increases your cortisol (steroid) production and that makes you retain salt and water, increases your volume, increases cholesterol production especially harmful cholesterol (ldl and vldl), and has many other harmful effects. ...Read more

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Does dopamine get released when you exercise?

Runners high: Both Serotonin and Dopamine are released when you exercise. These are the neurotransmitters in the CNS responsible for the euphoric feeling felt after exercising, decreased depression and hostility, Dopamine specifically improves mood and long-term memory. ...Read more

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Is a kegel exercise the same exact thing as "clench and release"?

Is a kegel exercise the same exact thing as "clench and release"?

Yes but there's more: The term kegel refers to pelvic muscles that tighten the pelvic floor. They close the 3 openings: urethra, vagina, and anus. It's good to practice daily both quick squeeze & relax, as well as squeeze & hold (eg. 10 seconds) to optimize all functions of these muscles. Like any muscle regular exercise is necessary otherwise "you'll lose it if you don't use it.". ...Read more

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Do water bottles actually release harmful chemicals after extended use or heat?

Pcb: The chemical of concern is PCB or polychlorinated biphenyl. The main concern is this is a xenoestrogen and is a concern for hormonal distruption. The compound exists however how dangerous it is from a plastic bottle is not certain. ...Read more

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I cooked a soup, then i didn't like it, so i throw it in my trash bag,it was still hot. Did i release chemicals like plastic fume in the kitchen???

I cooked a soup, then i didn't like it, so i throw it in my trash bag,it was still hot. Did i release chemicals like plastic fume in the kitchen???

Heat w/plastic: can release a tiny amount of chemicals. It is much more of an issue if you drank soup that was heated in a plastic. The cumulative effect of toxins is the real issue. Try to minimize toxic exposure and eat lots of green leafy vegetables to help your body detox naturally. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What chemicals are released in your brain when you are happy?

What chemicals are released in your brain when you are happy?

Many: Here's a short list: serotonin, norepinephrine, dopamine, glutamate, neurosteroids, endogenous opiates, and other molecules: the emotions that people experience are associated with a symphony of brain chemicals that harmonize with each other as if in accordance with a composition by a master. ...Read more

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Her fist time being fingered, is the chemical oxytocin released?

Her fist time being fingered, is the chemical oxytocin released?

Hmmm: Is the finger in question in a vial of oxytocin... Then it would be released. ...Read more

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How much exercise is needed to result in release of endorphins?

How much exercise is needed to result in release of endorphins?

Listen to your body: Endorphins are released with positive experiences. So have fun with your exercise and use all your senses to generate positive experiences when you move. ...Read more

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Is the chemical histamine released from allergies the same as histamine released in the body?

Is the chemical histamine released from allergies the same as histamine released in the body?

Yes: Histamine is released from cells in the body that are associated classically with allergic reactions. ...Read more

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Do I need physio for a pinched sciatic nerve or will exercise and medication bring relief and actually release the nerve?

Do I need physio for a pinched sciatic nerve or will exercise and medication bring relief and actually release the nerve?

You don't need phiso: If the nerve is just pinched, then it mayheal by itself.The therapy may help it heal sooner and reduce the inflamation ...Read more

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Do girls release a chemical during sex that make them want to continue after the first orgasm or is one time usually enough?

Do girls release a chemical during sex that make them want to continue after the first orgasm or is one time usually enough?

Highly variable: The response that people have after sexual release is highly variable, and often tied to the overall level of "sex drive" this may change over time. Classic teaching is that men have a maximal drive in late teen and early 20s, whereas women's sex drive may reach a peak in the mid thirties. Each individual is unique. ...Read more

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Does the body release any chemicals, adrenaline, etc. right before a BM? Always feel shaky/strange right before a BM, then relief after.

Does the body release any chemicals, adrenaline, etc. right before a BM? Always feel shaky/strange right before a BM, then relief after.

Yes: The perception that its time to have a bowel movement is a stressing factor that requires Cortisol.
Having bowel movement itself reuires quite a lot of it.
Afterwards ,when have to shift back into place, cortisol is required too
So my theoretical answer is: its the increased DEMAND ON YOUR ADRENALS ( AND THEIR INSUFFICIENCY TO PROVIDE) That Causes the jittery ...Read more

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Bought exercise trampoline, but it has warning saying "product contains chemicals known in state of CA to cause cancer, etc." Is it unsafe to use?

Bought exercise trampoline, but it has warning saying "product contains chemicals known in state of CA to cause cancer, etc." Is it unsafe to use?

No. You're fine.: California has a stupid law and EVERYTHING is "known" to cause cancer there. There are things that really cause cancer, but this is no way to detect them. Stop worrying about it and enjoy your trampoline. ...Read more

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I've read exercise helps anxiety & burns up excess stress chemicals. At what duration/intensity do you need to exercise to get the feel-good effects?

I've read exercise helps anxiety & burns up excess stress chemicals. At what duration/intensity do you need to exercise to get the feel-good effects?

Depends: exercise is a great to feed your body and mind with happy thoughts (more like no thought cuz you are focused on the exercise at hand) and will definitely help with anxiety and stress. Now the duration/intensity will vary from person to person and please seek advise with your local MD before starting any exercise schedule. Connect with my Virtual Practice on Healthtap for any dental questions with my special keycode: DFWMCQ! Securely video or text chat by virtual appointment. http://htap.us/28qexs ...Read more

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Should we drink water after release some sweat from exercise?

Yes,electrolytes too: Yes, it is a very good idea to rehydrate with water after exercise. It is also important to replace lost electrolytes like sodium and potassium, and when these are added to water the water is better absorbed. See http://www.Santacruz.Com/news/2013/07/09/coconut_water_everything_its_cracked_up_to_be. ...Read more

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Do acrylic retainers -used after braces are off- release any sort of toxic chemicals?

Do acrylic retainers -used after braces are off- release any sort of toxic chemicals?

No: Unless you are allergic to acrylic. Have your family doctor or allergist test you if you have a problem. In 40+ years I have never seen case. What can be a problem is not cleaning the retainers and having a contact infection. Take retainers out and brush gently when you brush your teeth. Also 1x/day in denture cleanser is a good idea. ...Read more

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I made trigger release in both hands about a month ago and still have some pain, can I exercise with a sponge ball?

I made trigger release in both hands about a month ago and still have some pain, can I exercise with a sponge ball?

Sure: If you're incision has healed and not very sensitive then using an exersise ball should be fine and prob. Helpful.Good luck! ...Read more

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How many releases and contractions should I do in kegel exercise per session & after how many months should I notice differences & does it help in sex?

How many releases and contractions should I do in kegel exercise per session & after how many months should I notice differences & does it help in sex?

10 is good: Ten contractions 10 times a day is often helpful for urinary incontinence. Lowering stress and self confidence boosts testosterone which increases sexual responsiveness. Kelly mcgonigal's book the will power instinct , 2012 helps with life style changes that promote health. ...Read more

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