In Defense Of Working Out While High
Huffington Post - about 2 years
(Photo: Mauro Grigollo/Getty Images) By Allison P. Davis This October, a study suggested that "runner's high" was real. We're not talking about an endorphin rush or a school-counselor-approved "high on life" situation, but an actual high, akin to smoking weed. Running, scientists have found, activates our cannabinoid receptors, which regulate pain, mood, appetite, and memory. These are the same receptors that THC binds to when you ingest marijuana. Put another way, running offers the same sort of euphoria, reduced anxiety, and pain relief associated with smoking a nice doobie. Related: 5 Easy Workout Moves From a Victoria's Secret Model The paper, published in PNAS, only studied mice, but humans were very excited about it. Still, while running might very well get you stoned, one high does not exclude the other. In fact, I've found that while a workout high can be pretty good, working out while high is even better. It's hard to think of a sport that wouldn't be improv...
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