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5 Reasons Why Swearing Is Good For Your Health

Posted in: General Health 28 Sep, 2015

Everyone likes a good swear every now and then. Or should that be every minute or so. Below, we've listed 5 reasons why you should add regular swearing sessions to your diary. Not only can swearing add a certain 'oomph' to a statement, apparently it also has a whole host of other positive effects for your health. So, dear friends, swear away!

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1) Increases pain tolerance

Studies have shown that swearing can actually increase your ability to withstand pain. Now, that's not to say that you can handle a sledgehammer to the big toe just because you've said the c-word a couple of times out loud on a crowded bus… but it certainly means you'll be able to play though a niggling injury if you're ever in the final at Wimbledon.

2) Lowers your risk of a heart attack

Yes indeedy, that's right. The more "sh*ts" you throw at a problem, the happier your ticker is going to be. Now, bear with me here. Studies have shown that anger raises your risk of a heart attack by 8 times… So, I can see you wondering "I thought this was about how swearing was good for you? Now you're saying I'm going to have a heart attack!" Don't be silly. Ask yourself, what's the best way to release anger?

Have a good f***ing swear.

3) It can replace your psychiatrist

Swearing is incredibly therapeutic. It provides an immediate outlet for emotional build-up, and is a fantastic way to disperse stress. Not to mention the way it allows you to project your anger onto others, a great stress-buster. If people started swearing more liberally, the therapy industry would be out of business in no time at all.

Which brings us nicely to number 4.

4) It feels fantastic

Brits, whilst being more reserved overall than our European neighbours, do love a moan. Where else but the UK would Karl Pilkington become a national hero? Moaning feels great, and swearing when doing it has been shown to release endorphins, a chemical in the brain linked to wellbeing.

5) Turns you into a sex god

Compared to the stereotypical British 'stiff upper lip', where we're buttoned-up and restrained, our Latin compadres bring a fiery flavour to their daily life. Perhaps we'd be wise to borrow that certain je ne sais quoi, to reap the rewards that they quite clearly benefit from. Lower stress levels, better quality of life, not to mention a reputation as the world's best lovers.

So let those sweary words flow out of your mouth like creamy caramel.

In conclusion, we can surmise that swearing is f***ing brilliant. From feel-good chemicals to giving you kick-ass pain resilience, is there anything swearing can't do? If you can think of any circumstances where swearing has improved your life, please be sure to let us know in the comments section below!



Further resources:
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/hide-and-seek/201205/hell-yes-the-7-best-reasons-swearing
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1377971/Swearing-help-beat-pain.html

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