Friday, 3 June 2016

The Real Reason You Get A 'Runner's High' After A Long Run

image credit: GoToVan

There's quite possibly no better feeling in the world than the feeling of calm and happiness at the completion of a tough run. So what's the reason for this runner's high? You've probably heard that can be chalked up to a rise in something called endorphins.

But it's actually a bit more complicated than that. Recent studies in mice suggest that endorphins may have nothing at all to do with the so-called runner's high. Instead, scientists think the effect could be attributed to other chemicals in the body that produce similar pain-relieving and happy feelings.

(via Miss Cellania)

1 comment(s):

Anonymous said...

Gimme a chocolate bar instead and save all of that effort in putting yourself hell to run a whole bunch of miles for what?