A Runner’s High Has This in Common With Orgasms and Weed

For many runners, especially more experienced ones, the illustrious runner’s high is a powerful experience—a euphoric flow state that helps athletes power through high-mileage runs, easing anxiety and melting away stress. Conventional wisdom says endorphins, a class of pain-killing chemicals naturally produced by the body, are the cause. But emerging research is upending that theory. … Continue reading A Runner’s High Has This in Common With Orgasms and Weed