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This is in today's New York Times:<br><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/27/health/nutrition/27best.html?th&emc=th" target="_blank">http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/27/he...html?th&emc=th</a><br><br>
This article is about the elusive "Runner's High" feeling of euphoria, and how it's tested. Very interesting!<br><br>
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And then there's the flip side of that. When you stop running for a length of time, due to injury or whatever, a sort of depression sets in, which I believe is directly related to the withdrawal effects of not having those brain chemicals on a regular basis. Has this been proven or even hypothesized as well? I have no idea. All I know is that I've experienced this, several times in fact, and the effects were very real.<br><br>
The article used the phrase "positively addicting". Does that mean that it was definitely true that these endorphins cause an addictive effect, or that it's a "positive" sort of addiction (like it would be a good thing)? Personally, I don't think any addiction is a good thing, period. Just my 2¢.<br><br>
Thanks for the article, Susan!
 

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Very interesting. I think I read somewhere about a program for recovering addicts to start running and get their fix that way. I do know that when my sports doc told me he was taking me off running for a month after an injury, I felt like a heroin junkie who had just gotten his needle taken away.
 

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Ahhhh…. the runner’s high <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> ……<br><br>
One problem with the runner’s high is that you can’t get whenever you want, at least I can’t ….. those darn endorphins don’t always kick in.
 
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