27 Apr '15, 10pm

Good news! Your sweaty postrun glow could literally rub off on others:

Here's one reason to feel less guilty about going out to brunch with your running buddies immediately after a long run: New research published in the journal Psychological Science suggests that your workouts could put others in a good mood too, if they catch a whiff of your sweat. According to the international team of researchers, sweat contains chemical compounds called chemosignals, which can broadcast a person’s emotional state to those nearby. Previous research had shown that negative emotions like fear and disgust can be communicated through sweat, but few studies had looked at the transmission of positive emotions. “Our study shows that being exposed to sweat produced under happiness induces a simulacrum of happiness in receivers, and induces a contagion of the emotional state,” Gün Semin of Utrecht University in the Netherlands, senior researcher on the study, said...

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