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What Does Running do to Your Brain?

What Does Running do to Your Brain?

We’ve all heard the term “runner’s high,” referring to the euphoric feeling one gets after a long run or intense workout.  It seems obvious – pushing your body through a difficult situation and eventually getting to the finish line – that running may have an impact on your state of mind.  Recently, neuroscientists have taken a closer look at this common idea and have discovered what actually happens in the brain as you run.