Intense exercise causes the body to produce a natural defensive hormone,"endorphins"..that hormone is also called " nature's morphine " because it provides a natural immune response to pain and fatigue...If one is running a calorie deficit from nutrition (hopefully) the body is under some degree of stress already...the body will produce endorphins quicker and in greater degree..the state is also called " runner's high " and many people get hooked on it..
I love endorphins..
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I need a headband after the exercise. I say "duuuuude!"
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It won't go away exercise goes in actively and burns off stress hormones.. The high is the body relaxing from stress- efter almost a decade it has not happened as yet..
I can go out in the most fowl mood and come back calm as a lamb.. I have a huge temper and it is my safety valve from wanting to ring a neck or two at home..
P.s I also get it while lifting weights- my last set is usually my very best..
Edited by: REDSHOES2011 at: 3/1/2012 (13:21)
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I hope not. ;) I'm 5 months into working out regularly, and I still have it. I vary my routine a LOT, and never know day to day what I'm doing until I get into class.
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Good question! I hope it doesn't go away. I love it!!
Remember when you weren't exercising at one time in your life, and you started exercising again? Remember that wonderful "high" you got once you were done in the first few weeks of your new routine? Does that ever go away?
I wonder if you get to where you've been doing the same exercise routine for a while if the "high" goes away...
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