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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Sweating Is Healthy & Should Be Done Often

Time to rethink about sweat

          I received a sample of Win detergent to facilitate this post.

  Most people think of sweat as not normal and do everything in the power to stop it. Sweating is a healthy function of our body. It is very healthy to have your body sweat on a daily basis and the best way to sweat is through fitness. Sure sweating can be embarrassing if you are at work or school but sweating at the gym is beneficial for your body. I think sweat is sexy and it means that I gave my body the healthy workout that it needed. Yes sweat can stink but that is why I use a natural deodorant to cover up the scent, what you’re really smelling is gas produced by bacteria that feed on the oils from your skin. When you wear an antiperspirant at the gym you are preventing your body from sweating. So either ditch the antiperspirant all together for deodorant or save the antiperspirant for after the workout. Don't worry about sweating at the gym as it is a safe place to sweat as many others are sweating. Worried about stinky workout clothes? Keep reading to discover a great fitness Detergent that is made for activewear.

Why is sweating good?

Take a look at some information that I found while researching sweat. These are things that sweat may be good for.

1. Detoxifies Body

Sweat is a great way to get toxins out of our bodies. Sweating can flush the body of substances like alcohol, cholesterol, and salt. The body releases toxins by using sweat as the conduit. Sweat also purges the body of toxins that can clog pores and plague the skin with pimples and blemishes.

2. Detox Heavy Metals

One study found that those with mercury toxicity had their levels return to a safe amount after sweating sessions, as it also excretes arsenic, cadmium, and lead. A study of Chinese residents found that those who exercised more had fewer toxins in their body and that the elimination of heavy metals was more concentrated in sweat than urine. This seems to indicate that those who exercised had fewer toxins because they perspired moreThe detoxing of heavy metals from the body also promotes relaxation, improves focus, and strengthen the blood flow to the brain, all of which have benefits for Alzheimer’s prevention.

3. Help the Body Remove BPA, PCBs, and other Endocrine Disruptors

The endocrine disruptor BPA, commonly found in plastics more effectively removed from the body through sweat than other detox routes. So do all that you can to reduce the plastics and sweat out the ones that you can not control, like the BPA's found in water.

4. Boosts Endorphins

Think about how you feel after an intense workout at the gym or an outdoor run. I bet you produced lots of sweat. Exercising increases the level of the “feel-good” endorphin hormones that are naturally released during physical activity. So sweating is good for depression.

5. Lowers Kidney Stone Risk

Sweating can be an effective way to sweat out excess salt. This limits the accumulation of salt in the kidneys and urine, which is where the stones come from. Also sweating will make you want to drink more water which helps prevent kidney stones.

6. Protects the Heart

Sweating through exercise or in the sauna increases circulation and strengthens the cardiovascular system. Saunas are also known to promote relaxation and stress relief, which are also good for the heart.

7. Reduce Menopause Symptoms

Too much estrogen is thought to be the culprit behind menopausal hot flashes in women, but sweating may be the answer. Researchers found that women who got their heart rate up and sweated during menopause had fewer episodes of hot flashes. I do believe this one as I am 53 and I have never had a hot flash.

8. Boost The Drive and Attraction

When sweat is excreted, it carries pheromones with it. These pheromones are what increases the attraction between the people. Maybe that is why people tend to hook up at the gym. I do know that after my husband exercises he tends to be more frisky with me. 

These are just some reasons why sweating is healthy. Some may say the sweating helps you lose weight but that is not all that true. You lose weight because you are burning calories from the exercise. Sure the scale shows weight lost but once you drink a glass of water it comes right back. So make sure to replenish your fluids after sweating as drinking water is also great for your body.

Your Clothes Need a Detergent As Active As You Are

 So now that you have some reasons to sweat. Head on outside for a run or to the gym for a sweat session. Don't worry about the stinky clothes as I discovered a detergent that is made for active clothing. WIN Detergent removes sweat, oils, bacteria, and salts from active clothing so it feels and smells fresh as new. Most people wear synthetic clothes when working out as cotton absorbs sweat while the synthetic wisks away the sweat. The problem is the synthetic clothes traps the odor. When your clothes smell “sweaty”, what you’re really smelling is gas produced by bacteria that feed on the oils from your skin. Regular detergents are made for stains, not stinky sweat oils. WIN contains ingredients that separate the oils from the synthetic fibers to leave you with fresh smelling workout clothes.  


AiringMyLaundry said...

Good to know! I sweat a lot when I'm jogging to the point where I wonder if it's normal. I'll have to try out this detergent!

Joan said...

I really need to try and start running though my knee is giving problems I will make sure to check it out before starting a routine.

Monidipa said...

Sweat purges the body of toxins that can clog pores and plague the skin with pimples and blemishes. These skin benefits only apply to mild or moderate sweating.

ANN said...

You are right about sweeting. It detoxifies the body. I didnt now about kidney stones and the effect sweeting has on it. Thanks for the tips.

Latisha said...

Who knew all the great benefits of sweat? Thank you for this great post, makes me want to run to the gym.

Unknown said...

I never knew pros of sweating, always found it sticky and irritating. I really need to sweat out after reading your post. Thanks for the recommendations.

Sarah M said...

I feel good whenever I sweat after exercise but I didn't know sweating is that much important for health. Thanks for sharing this information with us.

Carli McClure said...

I always knew sweating was good for me, but I didn't know all these benefits. I wish I could find a deodorant that would work for me so I wouldn't stink so bad when I sweat. I am allergic to aluminum so I have trouble with deodorants. I tried some natural kind (can't remember the name) but it gave me slimy armpits. I love the smell of Schmidts, but for some reason, it gives me terrible body funk, worse than sweat odor.

Terri said...

I need to try that detergent. I am a runner and am training for a marathon and my sports bras smell even after I do laundry. I never knew there were so many benefits to sweating.

Cristina Pop said...

Yes, indeed. Sweating is really healthy!Thanks for the great recommendations!

Unknown said...

I love this post. I am a physician and agree with what you have listed. Finding products that help us remaind clean and odor free is a task we need to always think about.

Passion Piece said...

I agree so much with that! I exercised quite a lot in summer and unfortunately I don't have time for that now! Can't wait until some free days! :)

Unknown said...

I agree that sweating is healthy. I feel like I purge myself every time I get a good cardio session in that results in a good sweat.

Unknown said...

I love getting in a good workout, it does so much for the body, but my favorite thing is - it helps me with the frustrations of daily life. When I work out, the frustrations (the meaningless ones anyway) just disappear!

Devyani said...

It also adds an amazing glow to your face!

David Elliott said...

Sweating is mostly healthy and should be done in conjunction with a good exercise routine. I just have extra problems with my hands and sweating. And I really wish it wouldn't do that so much. Ah well.

Swathi said...

I agree with you sweating is mostly healthy but it should related to exercise. I need to check it out natural deodorant.

What Corinne Did said...

Sweating is healthy indeed, especially when it happens because of exercising or physical efforts. Sweating because it is too hot outside is not the best feeling though ahah

Ruth I said...

These are great points. I didn't really think about it. Thank you for this! I need to be more active.

Mommy Sigrid said...

Oh I agree. And I do need that, too, to sweat it out every day. I have been holed up in an aircon room most days without even seeing the sun.

Kiwi said...

Great educations tidbits on sweating as these are important. Especially about the pheromones I know for women we feel yucky but even for us men are subconsciously attracted to it because of the phermones.

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