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Cursing can be good for your health - here's when to let that four-letter word slip

Pain management

A study done at Keele University in the U.K. measured the effects swearing had on pain tolerance. They found that we can withstand more pain when using profanity.

Swearing triggers the fight or flight response, which then gives us that burst of energy to make it through the difficult or painful task.

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Cursing can be good for your health - here's when to let that four-letter word slip

Cursing can be good for your health - here's when to let that four-letter word slip

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Pain management

A study done at Keele University in the U.K. measured the effects swearing had on pain tolerance. They found that we can withstand more pain when using profanity.

Swearing triggers the fight or flight response, which then gives us that burst of energy to make it through the difficult or painful task.

It improves your workout

One study found that participants who swore saw a 2 to 4 percent increase in performance and an 8 percent boost in strength compared to those who kept their mouths shut.

Cursing diverts your attention, which makes you work harder than if you were only focusing on how tough the workout is.

It releases stress

When we complain or vent without cursing, we are keeping ourselves in check and don't totally release all feelings.

Cursing can be an effective emotional release. Our whole body and all emotions are connected with no filter.

You express yourself better

In one study, researchers found that the more curse words a participant was able to generate, the more expansive a vocabulary they had.

You appear more authentic

Swearing is such a raw form of expression. 

A recent study found that profanity is correlated with genuine feelings and emotions in social interactions. It indicated that those who curse may also be more likely to be truthful.

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Women swear just as much as men

Attitudinal surveys show that both men and women tend to judge women’s swearing much more harshly.

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It lessens pain

An experiment repeated many times has consistently shown that swearing makes you able to withstand discomfort better.

Using curse words causes actual physiological changes in your body...

It helps avoid violence

It can be a seriously bad idea to let loose and throw a punch at someone who's made us angry.

We use swear words, to let profanity stand in for aggressive action.

You can achieve more

Swearing engages both sides of your brain.

This may be why people who have trouble speaking, such as stroke victims or stutterers, are often able to speak more easily when they curse.

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... instead of judging from the crowd. If you play the game, you 'll produce average work, you'll make stupid decisions, you'll get beat by someone who is faster, or better.

It's better to work on things that are important to you and feel the frustration of failure than to play it safe and never push yourself.

Move toward the next thing

... not away from the last thing.

If something isn't going well, then don't run from it. Find something else to get excited about instead. Spend as much time as you can doing things that pull you in rather than pushing frustration away.

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People whose self-esteem is lower will experience rejection as more painful, and it'll take them a little longer to get over it. Those who have higher self-esteem -- but who aren't narcissists -- tend to be more resilient.

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Structure in times of chaos

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Move

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Build movement in your structure. Try for at least 20 minutes per day.

Nourish

You don't have to ban small treats. However, it is essential to set up a daily structure that fills you with nourishing healthy foods.

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Disobey yourself on purpose

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