How does exercise improve mood in women with chronic pain?

Exercise provides many benefits to help improve mood and chronic pain issues. Regular exercise helps improve range of motion and limberness of muscles, and joints. Exercise performed regularly will cause the body to release of a variety of chemicals that help improve mood, and decrease pain, including growth hormone, testosterone, catecholamines, endorphins, and serotonin. This one –two punch of feel good chemicals, plus pain reducing chemicals will help improve a person with chronic pain issued mood. 

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