Cursing: The Key to a Healthier Workout

Swearing may actually be good for you.

FOX’s Alex Hein has the details in this ‘Housecall for Health’:

This is Housecall for Health.

If you’ve been told you’ve got a mouth like a sailor, we’ve got a study for you. Researchers said a good dose of foul language during physical activity, whether exercising or moving a heavy object, may actually help you get the job done.

Psychologists instructed volunteers to swear before intense exercises and found that a burst of foul language led to improved performance when compared to uttering neutral or mild mannered words.

The study was a follow up to one researchers had conducted to see if swearing increases pain tolerance.

While that first study saw an increase in heart rate and changes linked to the fight or flight response, the exercise swearing did not. But researchers†did note that peak power was increased by an average of 24†watts when participants swore.

Potential reasons for this increase were not explained in the report, but it might be worth testing out quietly the next time you feel like giving up on your workout.

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Housecall for Health, I’m Alex Hein, FOX News.

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