Sweating may not be your favorite thing to do and it can be even be uncomfortable for some. However, sweating has some serious benefits and ones that you want to encourage even if you have long-term fatigue, body aches & pain and are often on an emotional rollercoaster.
You may be familiar with how sweating cools down your body when your body temperature becomes too high. But there other health reasons that may encourage you to look for ways to sweat on a daily basis.
Sweat For These 5 Reasons
This isn’t a direct result of sweating, but rather the exercise that causes sweating. Exercise produces endorphins which are natural pain relievers.
2. Toxin Release
Sweating helps to rid the body of excess salt, cholesterol and alcohol. And other clogging toxic substances may be released and eliminated through your pores as you sweat. One of the chemicals that appears to require sweating to be removed from our systems, is BPA.
3. Reduces Mood Swings
Remember the endorphins produced with exercise? These same endorphins can lift your mood, but the real benefits show up when you have “sweated it out.”
4. Naturally Antimicrobial
A 2013 study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences proved dermcidin, a naturally occurring antimicrobial peptide, is a highly effective germ killer. It’s been shown to beat back tuberculosis, viruses, bacteria and fungi. Since demcidin is not produced in a lab where the batches are consistent, germs don't become resistant to it.
5. Avoid kidney stones
The more impact exercise you perform the more calcium you retain in your bones. Furthermore, since you sweat out excess salt, kidney stones are less likely. The basis for kidney stones is the calcium and salt that passes through them which forms into stones.
Maybe it's time to take sweating seriously.
Just know that it's is possible to feel better. You can be a more confident, functional you, and you don't have to do it alone.
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