We all have a certain something that constantly appeals to us, draws us in, and captures our attention. It could be as simple as a food, a television show, a person, an environment, or a feeling. However, when you find that something that makes you feel more alive than anything else, you’ve got to hold on to it.
Adrenaline. That’s my thing. The adrenaline rush that you get from dancing on a stage, in front of an audience, is like no other feeling. I still remember the first time that I performed a solo on stage by my lonesome. I was literally terrified, but the mixture of nerves and excitement tossed into the recipe of physically being active, produced this otherworldly environment that I was enticed to revisit again and again.
Adrenaline is defined as: a hormone secreted by the adrenal glands, especially in conditions of stress, increasing rates of blood circulation, breathing, and carbohydrate metabolism and preparing muscles for exertion. So it turns out, adrenaline is actually the perfect tool to prepare you for a performance, aiding in the ultimate physical activity that your body must exert.
Here’s a visual representation:
The chemical makeup of adrenaline
The molecular formula for epinephrine is C9H13NO3. C as in Carbon, H as in Hydrogen, and NO as in Nobelium. And there is your brief science lesson for the day.