Take One For The Team: Science Reveals

Today in Nature, Oxfordian researchers investigated how teamwork mediates pain tolerance. Individuals who work together, push each other, and motivate each other during a high intensity, grueling workout have a higher pain threshold than individuals who work out solo. I imagine this is owing to the psychological and physiological motivation, through the escalation of self-esteem and secretion of endorphins, respectively, a team provides.

Now I understand why I never wanted to do those 8×200 meter sprints at 100% with a 30 second rest in between by myself…..


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