Researchers have found that swearing and using bad can increase our physical strength. The conducted on 81 people to see how swearing affected physical . In one , participants did a on an exercise bike. Some people had to swear as as they could before they started, while others had to be . In another test, people had to grip the bike's handlebars as as they could. The researchers found that the people who swore a , cycled or gripped three to four per cent more powerfully than those who were quiet.
Research also shows that swearing increases our to pain. A 2009 study found that swearing increased rate and - these help to numb pain. This may be why many of us swear when we hurt . Another study found that swearing was a sign of and self-expression. The researcher of the Keele study was at a to explain why swearing affects the body. He said: "Quite why it is that swearing has effects on strength and pain tolerance remains to be discovered. We have to understand the power of swearing ."