So you call your mom to tell her about the great new job you've landed and how you are putting in 75 hours a week, making bank, and climbing the social ladder five rungs at a time. When you take a breath to continue explaining your conquests, she asks you the simple question, "That's great honey, but are you happy?" When all is said and done, the primary goal of many human beings is to obtain happiness. What is happiness? You've got to figure that one out on your own, but at KT Tape we've found that exercise is a big contributor to happiness. And, experts say, it may go even further than that. Studies show, people who work out experience euphoria as a result of endorphins. As defined by Tom Scheve from howstuffworks.com, "Endorphins are chemicals that are able to cross through the gaps between neurons in order to pass along a message from one to the next. One thing is known for certain about endorphins: their ability to make you feel oh-so-good. When your body is subjected to certain stimuli,your hypothalamus calls for endorphins, and the cells throughout your body that contain them heed the call." When you exercise, you are beginning the process of endorphin production. A common example of this is known as the "runner's high," which is a feeling of exhilaration runners sometimes experience. Endorphins block the transmission of pain signals. Of course, when you are coming off your feeling of euphoria, the aches and pains communicate rather clearly. How can you have your cake and eat it too? The short answer is KT Tape. KT Tape provides pain relief for common injuries such as hamstring strains, sore calves, neck, back, shoulder pain and more. Whether it's heavy weight training, jump roping, or pounding the pavement, you are now closer to happiness than you were before reading this post! Now get off the computer, generate those endorphins, and when you experience soreness or pain, apply kinesiology therapeutic tape. Oh yes, and when your mother calls, make sure to tell her you have found a certain level of happiness. She will in turn also be happy, so it's a win-win!