3 BRILLIANT MINUTES: Steady exercise can boost pain tolerance

Study suggests that regular exercise can be a good treatment for chronic pain sufferers
Published: May. 25, 2023 at 3:56 PM CDT
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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - Researchers in Norway found that people engaging in high levels of physical activity enhance their ability to absorb pain over sedentary types. Scientists surveyed more than 10,000 adult participants for more than a year, over two different time periods almost ten years apart.

The findings suggest that regular exercise can help alleviate chronic pain, the authors from the University Hospital of North Norway wrote in a report published in various medical periodicals.

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