You may have experienced it - the relaxing feeling after a good run. The experience is usually attributed to an outbreak of endorphins released during exercise. But is it really an endorphin rush you feel or something else?
When your body comes under stress or pain, neurochemicals called endorphins are produced in the brain's hypothalamus. How does exercise release endorphins?
What hormones does exercise release? Your endocrine system release hormones that control your body's physiological functions. Your endocrine response to activity can improve organ function, physical appearance, and state of mind.