The Ultimate Painkiller?
Similarly, the thing that reduces social pain—camaraderie—might be able to reduce physical pain. Little scientific data supports this idea, but I think we see some evidence of this phenomenon every day in CrossFit in a highly cooperative, competitive, friendly and encouraging environment. Camaraderie, or being made to feel like you are part of a group that is supporting your goals, can make you push through a WOD or any challenge life throws at you.
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