runner's high

runner's high

a feeling of euphoria experienced by some cross-country runners and joggers as they near the end of a run. The feeling of elation is believed to be associated with the body's production of endorphins during physical stress.

run·ner's high

(rŭn'ĕrz hī)
Euphoria experienced by some runners and joggers as they near the end of a run. Believed to be associated with the release of endorphins produced by physical stress.
See also: exercise high

runner's high

addictive euphoria experienced during/after exercise due to endorphin release; habitual runners deprived of their chosen exercise may experience 'withdrawal symptoms', i.e. loss of exercise-liberated endorphins
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Running can produce endorphins to reduce stress and even create the runner's high that gives you a better outlook on your life.
It makes the longevity of the runner's high last longer because technically you're already high," Collins added.
The test measured for an altered state of consciousness aligned with Dietrich's transient hypofrontality, which relates to daydreaming, runner's high, meditation, and even some drug highs.
Writer and investor James Altucher likened having good ideas to experiencing a runner's high, and pointed out that you can't have a runner's high without being in good shape.
I completely remember the feeling of euphoria running creates - the famous runner's high - and I can only imagine this is increased tenfold when you run with thousands of other like-minded people.
Mark's company, Runner's High, provides timing services to hundreds of races across the Mid-Atlantic states and beyond, timing as many as ten races on any given weekend day.
In the afterglow of a personal best, your runner's high and raw adrenaline can push gratitude to the backburner.
She said that everyone knows the runner's high, adding that Olympian athletes certainly have it as it's orgasmic for them.
5 miles, one can get a runner's high that results in a kind of tunnel vision.
I'd really love to go for that runner's high, but too many years--and pounds--have been added to make any such attempts safe.
Chief Ong had no conversations with the engineers or firefighters in Columbus, Ohio, and he was not told about the runner's high that typically happens from gently running LOBOS, that virtually everyone feels after five or so minutes.
Bikram was a revelation: a cardiovascular workout that required stamina and concentration, leaving me soaked and with a sense of well-being--a runner's high without the high impact of running.