pain tolerance

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I was in pain today, so I went to the gym

I went to the gym today. I didn’t want to. I’m tired and my arm that has been a saga of five surgeries and three and a half years was giving me some definite grief, not to mention the pain of some of my other injuries, both recent and chronic. But I went with the … Continue reading

How does swearing increase pain tolerance?

So, I have heard that swearing increases pain tolerance. The MythBusters even did an episode on this. It’s an interesting effect. Basically, the original study tested how long people could keep their hand in ice water while reciting non-swear words vs swear words. Swearing increased pain tolerance, decreased pain perception, and increased heart rate.¬†Another study … Continue reading

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