Endorphins are hormones that help in blocking pain and boosting mood. For fibromyalgia sufferers, increasing endorphin levels may offer some pain relief.
While exercise is known to help release endorphins, it can be a dread for fibromyalgia sufferers. Fortunately, there are other effortless ways to release our body’s natural painkiller. Here are ten effortless ways to naturally boost endorphins for fibromyalgia pain relief.
Eat Dark Chocolate
People often say that eating chocolate makes them happy. In fact, researchers found that dark chocolate is more effective at stimulating the brain compared to kissing. There is a scientific reason for this. Dark chocolate contains phenylethylamine. This compound boosts endorphin levels, providing the mood-boosting effects that are associated with eating chocolate.
A Good Laugh
Researchers have known for a long time that the simple act of laughing can boost your mood. When you laugh, your body releases endorphins.