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The science behind feeling good

Feeling better in body and mind

There are hundreds upon thousands of self-help books out there designed to help people feel good. They give you the advice to change the way you act and the way you think about life. But, ultimately, they usually ignore one important factor; science.

Science and feelings

Unfortunately, feeling good isn’t just about the things you change about your personality; there’s a much more physical side that must be considered. Too few people actually think about this.

And, that’s a shame because it makes people feel bad. So, to help you out, this post will be sharing some scientifically accurate ways to make yourself feel good. Now, you just have to get to work.

All of the emotions and sensations we feel are simply chemical reactions in the brain. For example, endorphins and dopamine make people feel happy when they’re released by receptors in the brain.

On the chemicals

When something makes you feel happy, these chemicals are used to create the feelings you feel. And, this applies to all emotions and feelings.

Of course, this makes it possible for your emotions to be triggered by chemicals. But, this is unnatural, and will often result in the loss of those feelings naturally. So, it’s best to make yourself feel good in other ways.

Your body will never feel as if it has the right balance when you’re not getting enough sleep. Scientists only have a few strong theories as to why humans need sleep. But, we do know that we need it.

Without it, your body won’t produce all of the chemicals it needs to be healthy. It won’t be able to process your food correctly, leaving you without the nutrients and minerals you desperately need.

About Sleep

It’s recommended that most people need at least seven hours of sleep a night. But, with more, you will feel even better.

As mentioned above, chemicals can often be used to make yourself feel different. And, this isn’t necessarily a good thing.

But, in a lot of cases, it isn’t a bad thing at all; you just have to do some research. Health experts have made loads of progress with IV nutrition therapy. This sort of treatment uses an IV to pump minerals and nutrients directly into your blood. They are designed to skip the digestion process; giving you an instant boost. Of course, you have to do plenty of research to make sure the options you choose are worth it.


Last, on this list comes something that most people struggle with; exercise. This part of life is essential; if you want to feel at your best. You may not notice it; but, without exercise, most people will feel tired and won’t have much energy.

Our bodies rely on work to stay healthy. Without it, your heart will be weak and unable to support any sustained activity. This is a bad way to live; if you want to live for a long time.

A few last words

Hopefully, this will inspire you to start working harder to feel good. Healthy food plays a large part in this, as well; with most people getting grumpy without it. So, it’s worth considering that, too. But, with this, you should have everything you need.

42 thoughts on “The science behind feeling good”

  1. Christy, I love the article! I wholeheartedly agree with the fact that plenty of sleep, proper nutrition, and frequent exercise are the 3 fundamental ingredients to a healthy, well-balanced life. As simple as it sounds, it is unfortunately so easy to overlook. Great tips!

  2. realityreallybites

    Such an amazing post!! The only issue is that I can never be bothered to go for a run or whatever…. NEVER MIND!!

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    1. OHHHH don’t even get me started on that movie, haha! A big part of why I exercise is for the feel-good endorphin kick ;)

  4. Wow Christy! You have a great way of mining for new and exceptional information.
    I had never heard of IV Nutrition Therapy.
    Definitely something I have learnt from you.
    Thank you.

  5. I have been making a point to make exercise a part of my life and it has certainly helped with sleep, stress, and feeling more content.

  6. Walk! Walk! Walk & walk. Walk on a street you never have before. Walk down an alley with artfully painted garages.! Walk through a park, an underpass, to the closest cat cafe, to a friend’s home or to your dreams. Walk a dog! However, make sure you are dressed for the weather, and have a great pair of shoes on. Sneakers work fab!

  7. John Fioravanti

    Well, Christy, I guess I’d better cure myself of my allergy to exercise! Need to work on that 7 hours of sleep per night too. Thanks for the great info!

    1. Ohhhh I didn’t realize you are falling short on sleep, John. I’m hopeful you’ll get to 7 hours soon. I stretch in the morning so maybe that’s something you could do for 10 minutes too? It’s a good way to start the day :)

  8. This is great! I exercise hard 3 to 4 times a week, and I know it’s best for me to do that. And for the last 3 months I’ve slept well: and it’s a fact, that helps. Thank you for the science!

    1. Hi Mary :) YES you know what I’ve slept way better since I got back to the gym a few months ago. Totally get what you mean. I’m glad you’re exercising and enjoying life xx

  9. Wow. Thanks for the info. I’m working on the exercise part and the sleep part. :) I know I eat too many sweets, so I’m working on that, too. :) It’s a process, right?

    1. Absolutely it’s a process, Lisa. Thanks again for that suicide awareness post on your blog. We are informing others and that feels good :)

  10. Hi Christy…
    Learned something new today…IV Nutrition Therapy… now that is a wow thought. A few treatments and you would be loaded with all the good stuff. Back that up with plenty of exercise and fresh air, proper diet and you are like new again.
    Great article and I love the way you are sharing and helping others…


    1. It will be interesting to see how IV Nutrition Therapy progresses over time. The wave of the future perhaps! You’re wonderful for loyally reading here and I thank you for it!

  11. It’s all about endorphins and getting a right dose of it daily to keep you smiling. Been a long time since I read your posts Christy. I’m glad I came across one now. :)

    1. Thank you Mandy! I stopped by your site today and read the heartfelt tribute to your father-in-law <3 So glad we've reconnected with one another's writing!

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