Endorphins!

After you work out, do you have the feeling that you can do anything?
Well, you’re not alone. That “runner’s high” (which is actually triggered by any form of exercise, not just running) comes about because exercise floods your body with endorphins. This lifts your mood and stimulates the release of another important hormone that affects your metabolism: human growth hormone (HGH). This hormone is something we all want, and lots of it. It builds muscle, burns fat, helps you resist heart disease, protects your bones, and increases your overall health.
To be clear, I’m NOT taking about the injected HGH that you’ve heard about in the news, in reference to doped-up athletes  – I’m talking about the natural kind that your body produces with exercise. 
 
The key to turning your body into a growth hormone factory is to exercise at a high intensity level. During intense exercise – like cardio intervals, growth hormone spurs the body to use fat as fuel instead of glucose. So you burn more fat as you exercise, and you’re keeping your blood glucose levels stable, which gives you more energy to keep going. On the other hand, lack of exercise makes your muscles insulin-resistant and suppresses growth hormone.
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Los Angeles based Co-Founders of The Fitness Underground, Texas and Markus have drawn off their years of experience as certified personal trainers, an elite yoga instructor, a professional athlete and accomplished mixed martial artist, to create a new and innovative approach to health, fitness and well-being that not only enhances the body, but also enriches the mind. With a loyal following in the Los Angeles area, their powerful message of good health, clean living and the importance of exercise is changing people’s lives and in some cases, saving lives. It’s their strong belief that good health is the greatest gift we are given in life, one that we should always be mindful of, be incredibly grateful for and never take for granted. Life is too short not to listen to their powerful message. Start moving in a healthier direction today.
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