Gap Fill - Swearing - Level 5


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   adrenaline      fully      heart      honesty      language      lead      loss      lot      much      ourselves      performance      quiet      researchers      test      tests      these      tightly      tolerance      workout      yet  
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 ."

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