Active Lifestyle Linked to Higher Pain Tolerance: New Research

The Connection Between Physical Activity and Pain Tolerance: Findings from a Large-Scale Study
Engaging in regular physical activity is associated with higher pain tolerance, according to new research. Physically active individuals experience less chronic pain compared to sedentary individuals. The study analyzed data from 10,732 Norwegian adults and found that pain tolerance increased with higher levels of physical activity. However, the measurement of pain tolerance through a hand immersion test may not accurately reflect real-world pain tolerance. Nonetheless, physical activity offers various benefits, including weight management, improved mental health, a stronger immune system, and a longer lifespan. It is important to note that the study relied on self-reported data, which may introduce bias, and the pain measurement method may not reflect chronic pain experiences.

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