Swearing reduces pain

I wouldn’t call swearing a particularly great way to deal with pain in the long-run, but it’s apparently pretty good in the short term:

A study by Keele University researchers found volunteers who cursed at will could endure pain nearly 50% longer than civil-tongued peers.

They believe swearing helps us downplay being hurt in favour of a more pain-tolerant machismo.

Good to know next time you’re sweating out the last 30 seconds of your workout!  You can read the rest of the article at BBC News.


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Matt Hsu is a trainer and orthopedic massage therapist. He fought a long battle with chronic pain all over his body and won. He blends the principles he learned in his journey, empirical observations with clients, and relevant research to help others get their lives back.