Does exercise really get you high?


The rumors are true. Working out can get you high....but don't worry, you wont fail a drug test from this kind of high.
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When you exercise, your body releases chemicals called endorphins. These endorphins interact with the receptors in your brain that reduce your perception of pain. Clever right?

Endorphins also trigger positive feelings in the body, strangely similar to morphine. Have you heard of the term "Runners High"? It's derived from feelings that often follow a run or a workout. Some people describe it as a euphoric feeling, and can be accompanied by a more positive and energized outlook on life. 

According to webmd.com endorphins act as analgesics, which means they diminish the perception of pain. They also act as sedatives. They are manufactured in your brain, spinal cord, and many other parts of your body and are released in response to brain chemicals called neurotransmitters. The neuron receptors endorphins bind to are the same ones that bind some pain medicines. However, unlike with morphine, the activation of these receptors by the body's endorphins does not lead to addiction or dependence.

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So when you tell people Circuit Works is your drug...its kinda true. And we fully support your indulgence. Exercise is the best kind of drug. Its recommended by most health professionals and in addition to improving your overall mood and quality of life, exercise also helps to strengthen your heart, reduce stress, improve sleep, and reduce body fat.

Pretty great right?!

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