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.