Runners’ High

Another mind/body revelation-
Researchers have been looking for reasons to explain the high that runners get after strenuous exercise.  Neuroscientists have found that endorphins have a playmate—the endocannabinoid system is also responsible for these feelings of:  “pure happiness, elation, a feeling of unity with one’s self and/or nature, endless peacefulness”, and “inner harmony”.  The endocannabinoid system was first discovered by scientists trying to figure what why people smoke marijiuna.  To read more, go to the NYTimes link

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