Posts Tagged ‘running’

Does Leptin Explain a Runner’s High?

October 13, 2015 — The notion of endorphins kicking in to produce a runner’s high at the end of a good run is an enduring legend taken as an absolute truth by most runners. The catch is that no real evidence exists to prove that’s how it works. But in the last week we’ve had a flurry of animal research suggesting […]

Mixed Messages: Running Beats Walking Beats Running

April 9, 2013 — Reporting on research can either bring clarity or perplexity. Mixed messages came recently from two studies based on the same data yielding two different outcomes. The outcomes differed because the studies examined different questions. Researchers used the National Runners (n=33 060) and Walkers (n=15 945) Health Study cohorts. One study asked what effect do the […]