Do you love shooting guns? Of course you do. There’s a physiological reason for that: Pulling a trigger releases endorphins in the brain, which helps alleviate stress and anxiety. That’s a good bit of information to have on hand next time your spouse gives you shit for spending too much time at the range. “It’s for my health, honey,” you can say, confidently. Or you can just show them this cool infographic. Created by The Range 702 gun blog, “The Biology Behind Shooting” highlights some of the wonderful ways shooting a gun affects the brain and body (of the person pulling the trigger, that is). Check it out.
Shooting a gun is good for your health, science says.
Adam Linehan is a senior staff writer for Task & Purpose. Between 2006-2012, he served as a combat medic in the U.S. Army, and is a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan. Follow Adam Linehan on Twitter @adam_linehan
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