The next time you’re hurting, be calculating in your choice of treatment. Doing mental math relieves pain, says scientists in Finland and Denmark. In the study, people who juggled numbers reported feeling less pain from high heat than folks who listened to music or soothing sounds. Math play may block pain in two ways: It distracts your rain from the ache and alters levels of key neurochmicals, says study author Peter Vuust, Ph.D. Try to calculations involving successive numbers (1+2= 3, 3+3=6, 6+4=1-…)

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