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#396: Why Running Makes You Happy

Sarah and Coach Amanda gab with Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D., a research psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University as well as author of the just-released book The Joy of Movement: How Exercise Helps Us Find Happiness, Hope, Connection, and Courage, about why exercise helps our minds and moods. Dr. McGonigal talks with the duo about:

-how to “tend and befriend” stress;
-the science of a runner’s high—and the potent benefits of it;
-why moving in synchronicity with people is so powerful;
-why you should become an early bird exerciser, if you’re not already;
-how to mentally cope with a sidelining injury; and,
-how to bring more joy to your life.

Sarah and Amanda talk about their families’ holiday breaks, and the guest joins the show at 14:33.

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2 responses to “#396: Why Running Makes You Happy

  1. This podcast spoke to me! I’m a 70 year old runner (started at 63 and just ran 2019 Boston and 2019 NYC marathons) and getting ready to run my 8th marathon in Hawaii. She said so much of what I believe about running! Cannot wait to order Dr. McGonigal’s new book! Thanks, Ladies, for having her on your podcast!

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