Running produces same chemical found in marijuana

by keeprunningstrong

Yet another reason for people to run, an NPR reporter delves into the mysterious after effects a person feels after running long distances.

“When people exercise aerobically, their bodies can actually make drugs — cannabinoids, the same kind of chemicals in marijuana,” Christopher Joyce, a reporter for National Public Radio, said.

You can listen to or read about the story here.

I knew running made me feel good, but I didn’t know I was producing pharmaceuticals and getting high. Now, if only I could find a way to extract it from my body and profit from it.