Running has so many benefits – from helping you torch a lot of calories to strengthening your muscles to boosting your cardiovascular disease.
We often attribute these benefits to endorphins – the “feel good” chemicals that our brain generates in every exercise we do. They trigger positive feelings, and if your body lacks them, your risk for stress, anxiety and depression is higher.
However, a new study has found that the source of runner’s high is not really the endorphins – it’s the endocannabinoids. Gretchen Reynolds talks about it more in this report on New York Times:
Homing In on the Source of Runner’s High
We’ve probably all heard someone exclaim, “Ah, my endorphins are kicking in!” at the end of a good run. Endorphins are famous for supposedly producing “runner’s high,” that fleeting sense of calm and euphoria that engulfs many of us after a satisfying workout. Read more…
Whether the endorphins or endocannabinoids is the source of runner’s high, the fact that running is a good way to lose a few pounds won’t change. Running can also help you boost your self-esteem, improve sleep, and regulate blood pressure.
Include it in your daily routine, even a 30-minute run a day will make a difference in your health.
from Cornelius Steinbeck Blog https://corneliussteinbeck.wordpress.com/2015/10/08/the-truth-behind-the-source-of-runners-high/
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