runner's high

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A feeling, usually unexpected, of exhilaration and well-being directly associated with vigorous physical activity. Runner's high has been attributed to a number of things including secretion of endorphins and the activation of endogenous cannabinoids, lipids that have an effect similar to cannabis. See also flow.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

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