Researchers have discovered that swearing and using bad or profane language can increase one's physical strength. The researchers are Keele University England. They conducted tests 81 people to see the effect swearing had their physical performance. one test, participants did a short, intense workout an exercise bike. Some people were asked to swear as much as they could before they started their workout, while others were told to be quiet. another test, participants were told to grip the bike's handlebars as tightly as they could. The researchers found that the groups who swore a lot, cycled or gripped three to four per cent more powerfully than the tight-lipped group.
Past research also shows that swearing helps to increase our tolerance pain. A 2009 study discovered that swearing led an increased heart rate and higher levels of adrenaline - these help to numb pain. This perhaps explains why so many of us swear when we hurt ourselves. Another study found that swearing was a sign honesty because people who swear frequently are believed to be better self-expression. Dr. Richard Stephens, lead researcher the Keele study, said he was a loss to explain why swearing affects the body. He said: "Quite why it is that swearing has these effects strength and pain tolerance remains to be discovered. We have yet to understand the power swearing fully."