High on the Trail

Scientists used to believe that a runner’s high was due to the release of endorphins into the system, but it was never proved conclusively.  It appears that while there is an uptick of endorphins in the blood after exercise, there is a barrier to these endorphins being absorbed into the brain.  It might turn out that this state of mind is actually caused by the release of chemicals similar to those released into the body when smoking marijuana!  Nothing has been proved conclusively yet, but if humans were more like mice….

http://www.popsci.com/runners-high-looks-lot-like-smoking-weed-in-brain

Far out man!

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K. Joseph

I am an engineer by training. I am trying to explore new horizons after having spent many years in the Industry. My interests are varied and I tend to write about what is on my mind at any particular moment in time.

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