Sweat For Your Health!

by Megan on May 29, 2015

Most of us learned in gym class that sweat is the physical evidence that we have a built in air conditioner. Our gym teachers seemed determined to push us to sweat in hot gyms and outdoor playgrounds. We were then taught to replenish with liquids so that our system could function properly.  

Sweat CleanseWhile sweating may seem like an unwelcomed bodily function, sweating can actually provide you with several benefits, even if you’re not exercising! However, make sure that if you do sweat a lot, to replenish your body by drinking plenty of fluids before, during, and after exercise to prevent dangerous dehydration.

Here are a few health benefits that will help you know more about sweating:

Detoxifies Your Body

Environmental toxins, such as cadmium, lead, arsenic, and mercury can build up in the body and cause health and developmental problems, especially in children. Studies have found that mercury (which is present in fish, seafood, and the environment) may promote neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease. These toxins can be found in small concentrations in sweat, which means the toxins are excreted from your body in sweat. Also, a review found that high mercury levels in the body became normalized with regular sauna use and sweating. These studies suggest that sweating should be considered as a method to detoxify the body and excrete built-up toxins.

Lowers Blood Pressure

While losing too much sodium by sweating can be problematic if you’re eating a low-sodium diet, excreting some sodium through sweat can actually help offset a higher sodium diet. Because a high-sodium diet can cause high blood pressure and increase your risk for heart disease, sweating can help lower high blood pressure. The School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Wisconsin-Madison reported that sauna-induced sweating is a healthy way to reduce high blood pressure, as long as you abide by recommendations of 15-30 minutes of sauna use three or four days per week. Exercise-induced sweating also helps keep blood pressure in check.

Increased Caloric Expenditure

If you are sweating, your body is likely burning more calories than you would burn if you weren’t sweating, which is beneficial when you’re trying to achieve or maintain a healthy body weight. Exercise, a common cause of sweating, helps boost your body’s energy expenditure. Sweating due to being in hot temperatures means your body expends more calories pumping blood to your skin.

Helps Prevent Kidney Stones

Avoiding kidney stones should be a goal for anyone who indulges in too much of a high fat, high salt diet and has difficulty “flushing” their bladder on a regular basis due to their schedule. Regular exercisers and water drinkers flush their system more efficiently and help to control the onset of kidney stones.  Sweating during exercise causes the body to demand more hydration which in turn keeps the kidneys flushed.

See? There are plenty of reasons that sweat is beneficial to you! So the next time that sweat becomes an unwanted side effect in your day, you will know that it is your body’s way of becoming healthier.

Megan

Megan

Social Media Contributor at Creative Bioscience
Megan has been the social coordinator for all of Creative Bioscience's online presences since it's creation. She has developed the reputation and buzz around our company that has allowed us to attract major retailers such as Walmart, Costco, Walgreens, GNC, and many others. As Creative Bioscience continues to grow Megan will be an integral part in shaping our dominance in the health supplement industry. Megan's favorite product is Green Coffee Bean 1234
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