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Shenandoah Psychiatric Medicine is a group of psychiatrists in Augusta County, VA specializing in the treatment of mood and thought disorders, major depression, PTSD, Bipolar disorder, and Schizophrenia. The psychiatrists at Shenandoah Psychiatric Medicine are passionate about creating a program of care that’s the perfect fit for you. That’s why we offer comprehensive care to all of our patients through group therapy, single therapy, or cognitive behavioral therapy.
Endorphins are hormones that your body produces, which can create a positive feeling when released. When you have endorphins flowing through your body, you can experience feelings of euphoria. Endorphins also lessen our body’s perceptions of pain and stress. 
There are a number of ways that you can get your body to naturally produce more endorphins. Exercise is one of the most effective ways to do this. Exercising regularly can help not only boost your physical health but your mental health as well. It’s important to find an exercise routine that you enjoy so that you’ll be encouraged to stick with it. Try some exercise classes, go for a walk, or take a dip in the pool and see what exercises you enjoy the most.
Did you know that eating dark chocolate can produce endorphins?! So can having a good laugh, or basking in the sunshine. If none of these tickle your fancy, then what about a nice massage or a hot bath? All of these activities can help your body to naturally produce more endorphins! 
If your mood needs a little boost, try any of these activities for an increase in endorphins. For professional assistance with your mental health, give the psychiatrists at Shenandoah Psychiatric Medicine a call today.