Get stoned on healthy chemicals

Zig Ziglar speaks at the Get Motivated Seminar...
Zig Ziglar speaks at the Get Motivated Seminar at the Cow Palace in Daly City, California. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You have probably heard that when you exercise your body secretes endorphins into your bloodstream. These chemicals give you the “runner’s high.” They make you feel peaceful and happy.

Zig Ziglar writes that when you read motivational, inspirational material, glands in your body secret healthy chemicals that make you high. These chemicals help you become motivated, wide awake, peaceful and happy.

I stopped to think about this, could it really be true? I read that a couple of weeks ago and decided to see if it is true. Recently when I read or listen to motivational, inspirational books I stop and think, is this getting me high? Sure enough, it is! Amazing. So the moral of this story is that you can stay high on healthy chemicals while avoiding the illegal drugs that can blow your mind.

I have met a number of people who used so many illegal drugs that their minds became weak and numb. I recently read that smoking pot lowers the IQ. Some study in New Zealand researched this.

Well, if you want to stay stoned, read my blog, I think it will help. You might also try some of the books I list in the “Recommended Books” page of my blog.

Happy reading!


  1. I used to live a lot closer to my chiropractor and used to go to all of his seminars. They were such an awesome boost. Always motivational and insightful. He is all about body by God and how to care for your body as though it was given to you and not just something you ended up with 🙂

    I miss being able to go to these all the time because the high is better than a drink or any other drug.

  2. I find the easiest way to ‘get high’ is to listen to my favourite music. I exercise a lot but wouldn’t say it gives me a high – does make me tired enough to be at peace though!

  3. One of the theories goes that once you have been on chemical uppers and downers for a while, it becomes very difficult for the human body to respond favourably to natural stimulants and things like homeopathic remedies? Maybe this explains that after 4 sessions on that bloody treadmill. I feel like a truck drove over me … and then reversed. Waiting for the natural high to kick in. Tired of waiting.

    • why r ur running days over? I don’t run, i do ellipticals at the gym because they don’t pound the knees. I need to see other people sweating and working to make me work harder.

      • Advanced RA. These days, exercise is stretching, breathing, and walking my dog around the neighborhood.

    • yep, i clicked on your link and read it, great post. Jack Canfield talks about that too, he was taught by W Clement Stone that the only way to be successful is to realize we are in control of our life (I add with God ultimately in control–but he makes everything work for good)

      • Thanks and you’re absolutely right—God needs to be at the center of all we do. I’m gonna check out Jack Canfield’s; I wasn’t aware of his work. Bless!

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