Natural High

Image of woman running on street.

Is there really such a thing as a NATURAL high? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science.  WHY run for fun? Many do it for RUNNER’S HIGH! Natural opioids known as endorphins are thought to cause this feeling. BUT could something else be going on? Michael

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Gait Aid

Could a new pair of kicks kick-start a healthy habit? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Ah, an early morning run! Fresh air, golden sunshine, lush scenery… huffing-and-puffing, chest pains, shin splints! How can we have the FUN of running without all that hard work?

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Extreme Endurance

Baby, we were born to run! But just how far? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Could YOU run a marathon every day – for twenty weeks? A dozen athletes did just that! They competed in the Race Across the USA. Is there no limit

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Mind Over Molecules

Which is more powerful? Nature or nurture? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying – what about “mind control?” Some aspects of our physiology and personality are encoded by our genes. And we know that environmental factors are also important. Bradley Turnwald and colleagues at

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