Jul 1 • 18M

PF Episode 30: This is Your Brain on Exercise

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Alex Johnson
Jen Chamberlain
Two best friends trying to escape fitness culture and sharing safe, real fitness ideas for people over 40.
Episode details

Next time you want to get high, try going for a run! In this episode, Jen and Alex explore the science behind the “runner’s high,” and its surprising source. We’ve always heard it’s endorphins that cause that blissful feeling after exercise, but recent research shows there another type of chemical in your body that is responsible for that relaxing feeling: endocannabinoids. Just what are they, and what sort of exercise brings them on? Alex and Jen answer those questions and share their own experiences with the runner’s high.