I’ve always imagined that endorphins should feel like this, tossing around trees. But from the times I’ve done huge work-outs? “Being stoned” might hold a better likeness.
Endorphins are like a light dose morphine in many ways. Imagine taking a half tablet of Vicodin. Not very much like THC. For most workouts you’ll find you have less appetite immediately after as the workout mobilizes fats and blood sugars and burns both, leaving a feeling of satiety. Of course, later you may want to refill your fats and glucose, but not immediately after. Ted’s “workout” is actually the proper way to come down off a “runner’s high”, by using adrenalin and large muscle work to burn off the excess glucose and also allow himself to work the rest of the body besides the legs and diaphragm. It can also help with back spasms which afflict many long distance runners.
@War_Pig, actually this strip was based on some articles I read at the time. Unless scientific change has happened again, it’s not endorphins, it is anandamide reaching the cannabinoid receptor. Here’s an example article.
I’m not sure about what you said about fats and blood sugars, but sounds good to me. :)
@christopher Oh, those cannabinoid receptors will do it to you _every_ time — that is, make you bulk up on cheese puffs, just like Ted! :-D
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