How do I activate second wind?
Perhaps some good stretches are in order, or a splash of cold water to the face would do the trick. Maybe you are not in a place to get some exercise or stretch in, try drumming with your hands on your muscles like a stimulating massage. Take a couple of deep breathes, inhaling, pausing, and then exhaling.
What is second wind called now?
Some theorize that your second wind, also known as a runner’s high, may be caused by the body’s release of pain-relieving endorphins.
Why is it called second wind?
The word wind, in this case, refers to breath. The idea is that one becomes fatigued and is out of breath, and then becomes reinvigorated and catches one’s breath.