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Is it possible to get a high from exercising?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
7 doctors agree
In brief: Maybe 'feeling good'
People might not get "high" but might "feel better" from exercising.
There are many reasons for that: experiencing release of endorphins, knowing they are getting more fit, seeing themselves lose weight and gain muscle, realizing they are helping their families by setting a good example and staying healthy for them! thanks for asking. @drpam.

In brief: Maybe 'feeling good'
People might not get "high" but might "feel better" from exercising.
There are many reasons for that: experiencing release of endorphins, knowing they are getting more fit, seeing themselves lose weight and gain muscle, realizing they are helping their families by setting a good example and staying healthy for them! thanks for asking. @drpam.
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Actually not exactly right. Studies show that in a wrestling match, the losers experience higher endorphins than the winners. It is more a dopamine release phenomena! Best wishes by the way!
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
In brief: Runner's high.
There's a feeling called the "runner's high", a feeling of happiness that runners feel during and after a good run.
It's certainly (and thankfully) not a high like doing drugs or drinking too much.

In brief: Runner's high.
There's a feeling called the "runner's high", a feeling of happiness that runners feel during and after a good run.
It's certainly (and thankfully) not a high like doing drugs or drinking too much.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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