Ep 25: Running & Hormonal Health

Ep 25: Running & Hormonal Health

The body releases endorphins, a short-lasting, deeply euphoric state following intense exercise. Dopamine, Serotonin, Endorphins, and Oxytocin, what is common in these names? Well, they are hormones that make us happy. Endocrinology is the science of Hormones. Now, why are hormones important for us as runners?

In this episode, we talk about:

  • The key hormones and how they affect us and our running
  • Effects of overtraining on hormonal health
  • How hormonal imbalances can affect our health and Running
  • How to keep our hormonal system healthy
  • What are the tests recommended for runners

Guest Intro

Brigadier (Dr) J. Muthukrishnan

Our guest for today is Brigadier (Dr) J. Muthukrishnan. Dr. J. Muthukrishnan is an Endocrinologist. Currently, he is the Professor & Head Dept of Internal Medicine; Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) Pune.

He started running long distances in Jan 2010 & since then has run 29 marathons and more than 60 half marathons. Dr. Muthukrishnan is Boston Marathon qualifier from 2017 through 2021, his Personal Best is at 3h 17m (TMM 2019). He is actively involved in promoting running in the community, and amongst medical students & professionals.

Started the AFMC Marathon in Pune in 2017, he has special interest in sports endocrinology and believes that sports and healthy lifestyle is an approach to tackle the Obesity-Diabetes epidemic.

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