Exploring the Science Behind Runner's High

For many runners, the experience of a high after an intense run is as compelling and satisfying as the physical benefits of exercise. It's been referred to as "runner's high", a state of euphoria coupled with reduced anxiety and a lessened ability to feel pain. But what causes this sensation? Can it be reproduced without running for miles on end? And why do not all runners experience it? In the following paragraphs, we'll delve into these questions, unpacking the science behind runner's high—a fascinating phenomenon that blends psychology, biology, and sports medicine in equal measure. Unders... See more