Ferreting Out the Runner’s High With Some Help From the Ferret (And Humans and Dogs, of Course)
Have you ever experienced a sense of delight during prolonged exercise? This feeling is described as the runner’s high. Scientists have long sought to understand the reasons behind this phenomenon and what utility it may have played throughout our evolutionary history. Previously, the runner’s high was attributed to the production of endorphins, our natural pain killers, during exercise.