Friday, March 5, 2010

Why Don't You Go to Church Anymore (part 2)?

Doctors say that excercise releases certain endorphins. Endorphins are hormones in the body which makes us feel good. These endorphins also motivate some people to keep a regiment of some sort of physical activity. Haven't you heard some say that when they don't exercise, they feel blah? They have gotten use to the endorphin release and are trying to keep that feeling. It is better and much healthier than trying to get a pseudo-euphoric feeling that alcohol/drugs can only temporarily give.With drugs/alcohol the side effects oppose endorphins which then also regulate sound decisions. Feeling food or escaping reality is what an addict/alcoholic think about and the results follow.

Recently a study of endorphins also found that taking a vacation from time to time also causes the mind to rest. Those who vacation do better in school, work, and home. Getting away from the daily grind just to have fun cleanses the mind and is health to your body. This would also be true (in smaller increments) in getting a good night's sleep (to bed before 11:00 p.m. and to be up and alert no sooner than 5:30 a.m.), as well with allowing 1 day to rest within a week. That is 6 days of work and 1 day not to do anything but relax. What happens? Endorphins!

Isn't that what we like from life - to feel good? Does it really have to be hard or can we have days of knowing we have done good toady? Believing or thinking that life has hardships when we understand that good decisions make good results just doesn't make sense. Yet if we think it without making the effort of research for ourselves then who is to blame? Aren't we responsible for what we do? (Proverbs 15:28 KJV)