Addicted to Exercise

October 2009
Science Teacher;Oct2009, Vol. 76 Issue 7, p11
Academic Journal
The article discusses a study which showed that rats given a drug that produces withdrawal in heroin addicts went into withdrawal after running excessively in exercise wheels. The scientists at Tufts University believe that excessive running shares similarities with drug-taking behavior. They argue that if excessive exercise is addicting, then maybe, addict could take moderate exercise instead of drugs to feel good.


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