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Exercise is a Good Thing, Right? Right—and Wrong! (Outweigh)

OUTWEIGH: Exercise is a well-known way to get endorphins. That was made clear to a lot of us back in 2001 when Reese Witherspoon, playing Ell Woods, gave us this classic line in Legally Blonde: “Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don't shoot their husbands. They just don't.”

However, exercise it's not the ONLY way to release endorphins. When Amy first started true recovery 3 years ago…she had to put a halt to a lot of her working out because she didn't really know how to enjoy it and do it for the good of her body. Her reasons for working out were going through her eating disorder filter. For example: She would exercise more after eating a lot or missing a workout and she ran a lot even though she truly didn’t like running.

In recovery, Amy had to build a new filter for herself when it came to exercise, so she had to halt almost all workouts (sans hiking & walking!!) for a while to recalibrate. Maybe you are in a place where you need to press pause on working out so that you can reset and work on a new filter. In this episode, Amy shares several ways you can still release endorphins (and keep your body full of feel-good chemicals) without working out!

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