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Runner’s High

September 17, 2015

Many runners have had the opportunity to experience a state of euphoria while running. While the actual state that they feel varies immensely for each individual there is a common feeling associated with the term “runner’s high” viagra kaufen thailand. (http://www.lehigh.edu/~dmd1/sarah.html)

Have you ever sat and wondered to yourself – “why on earth would people run for fun?” Researchers have been studying how the brain reacts when someone runs, and has the feeling of the “runners high” while running. This may end up being something that is “hard-wired” within us. shutterstock_62222143

Our ancestors, at one time, had to hunt or chase their own food to survive. They had a desire to live, so they had a desire to be successful at the hunt. This was motivation that possibly released a feel-good chemical release, which enabled them to continue going after many would have given up.

In 2008 German researchers used brain scans to identify where these chemicals, also called endorphins, were coming from.  “In two-hour-long runs, subjects’ pre-frontal and limbic regions spewed out endorphins. The greater the endorphin surge in these brain areas, the more euphoric the runners reported feeling.” (Runners World) This part of the brain typically lights up in response to emotions like love.

Push yourself, but not to the point of injury. The feeling is there within you. It just depends what distance will do it for you.

Do you get that feeling? That runner’s high?

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