i'm a 52 year-old male and i just shoveled a heap of snow. before i went outside to do it, i popped a piece of chewing gum i my mouth, and for some reason the chore seemed easier and less stressful to do. could the gum have anything to do with it? is there any benefit to chewing gum while doing stressful activities? have any studies been done to anybody's knowledge?
just wondering! thanks for your time!