runners high'

runner's 'high'

Sports medicine A state of euphoria experienced by those who run long distances, attributed to endorphins and enkephalins. See Acupuncture.
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We believe the 'runners high' during exercise, and feelings of reduced stress and greater energy levels after exercise, relate to a rebalancing of our hormone levels," says Bupa physiotherapist, Simon Fairthorne.
Dr Jennifer Cumming, a sports and exercise psychologist at the University of Birmingham, said: "There is a condition called 'runners high'. The rhythm of the movement along with the cardiovascular based activity leads to people feeling revitalised or even euphoric.