Addicted to Exercise?

Posted: April 12, 2011 in Quotes

    “There is evidence that the same basic neurochemical pathway is involved in all addictions –  drugs, sex, gambling, or even jogging.  All lead to a dopamine spike in the brain, which stimulates reward circuits, leading to a sensation of pleasure.  Some scientists also suspect that it may be possible for addicts to use exercise as a means of replacing more harmful addictions.”

Steve Tuttle, Newsweek, 11-8-10

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