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Pain Tolerance In Sports Pain and pain tolerance play a role in every persons life day in and day out Different people deal with pain in many different ways Some people have a certain treatment or way that they get rid of pain some people take pills or some people just deal with it Athletes usually deal with pain more than a regular person because they are putting their body usually at risk to get injured Athletes deal with pain in their own certain ways just like a normal human being does Pain is transmitted to the brain from sensory nerves Substances that decrease pain either interfere with the ability of nerves to conduct messages or alter the brains capacity to receive sensations 4 Body weight can relate to pain tolerance women who are overweight experience pain faster than women with ideal weight Endorphins and enkephalins area natural painkillers that your body produces Exercise can be used as a form of pain tolerance exercise may sometimes raise the level of natural occurring painkillers that the body produces Amino acids can be beneficial to reducing pain L-tryptophan which is produced in the central nervous system acts as a precursor to serotonin It regulates your mood and can sometimes alter your responses to pain Studies have shown that people who take L-tryptophan daily will have significant pain reduction Adrenalin is another form of pain tolerance Is an athlete is in the middle of a sporting event he is probably not going to fell pain as much as he would just walking down the street When an athlete is in the heat of competition they do not want to come out of the contest therefore they tend to overlook their injury if an athlete can put his mind somewhere and concentrate on something else they will have tendency to forget about their pain and their injury This is proven when a well-conditioned
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