[ELI5] Why does stretching feel so good?

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[ELI5] Why does stretching feel so good?

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Stretching tends to feel good because it activates your parasympathetic nervous system and increases blood flow to your muscles. It’s thought that stretching may also release endorphins that help to reduce pain and enhance your mood.

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Dopamine release. Stretching your arms out doesn’t feel good unless you have a dopamine release. It is similar to male orgasm. It isn’t the fluid traveling through the urethra that feels good, if it did peeing would be incredible. Orgasm is the largest release of dopamine you can experience naturally.