Why people like running?
Why does a runner after a good workout feel like he can beat the world? Believe it or not, but many scientists struggle with this question and the answer is between the ears. For a long time, it was thought that the substance used to relieve pain, a hormone called endorphins, was responsible for making runners feel good because levels rise during and after a run. However, research has shown that endorphins never reach the brain from the bloodstream. Its effect on the voice seems to be excluded. Although the endorphin system stimulates the dopamine system.
Dopamine, serotonin and noradrenaline are currently the focus of scientists’ attention. These European transmitters are messengers between the body and the mind and are located in the brain cells. They are responsible for your mood and emotions. It is believed that the release of these messengers is now underway. “But…”
However, scientists from different corners claim that the best, sometimes euphoric feeling is between the ears! They suggest that, for example, a heavy workout takes your mind off the things of daily life. You have the feeling that you have achieved something and that gives you a good feeling. These scientists identify psychological causes, not physiological ones. So experienced runners first ran outdoors and then ran indoors on a treadmill. It turned out that their mood was only significantly better after running outdoors….
Running? It’s all in your head!