GROWTH HORMONE – Release of growth hormone increases when aerobic exercise increases. This hormone increases the use of fat as fuel! It stimulates protein synthesis, strength of bones, tendons, ligaments and cartilage.
ENDORPHINS – Blocks pain, decreases appetite, creates the “runners high” feeling and reduces tension and anxiety. Who doesn’t need that?
TESTOSTERONE – Increases metabolism, decreases body fat and helps maintain muscle strength.
EPINEPHRINE – Increases the blood flow to the heart and helps breakdown stored carbs and fat to use as fuel.