Don’t sweat it….well maybe not! Whether you’re lifting weights, running on the treadmill, or mowing the lawn, sweat is right there. Sweating has a host of health benefits that most people are unaware of. So what is so beneficial about sweating? Well let’s look at the top 5 benefits of sweating.
Soothes Muscle Soreness
You ever thought why it is necessary to break a sweat when you warm-up prior to exercising? That’s because it soothes your muscles up, especially if you’re sore from your previous workout session. Countless research shows that exercise release endorphins in the brain in which acts a natural painkiller. So the next time your lower-back ache from lifting that heavy couch you had no business trying to lift by yourself, just break a sweat!
Unless you were the lucky baby face kid who ate all the chocolate he or she wanted without getting a single zit, the rest of us went through an acne phase while in our teenage years. To this day, some adults still deal with acne. While some adult men have acne, adult women have it worse mostly due to hormonal issues. According to a study, 1 out of 5 adult women deal with acne issues. And no, Clearasil and other acne cleansing products won’t work since those products are generally made for teenagers. Instead, breaking a sweat on a regular basis will remove acne by opening and removing dirt from your skin pores.
Detox Your Body
You remember that night when you got drunk at the karaoke bar and sang the Spice Girls “If You Wanna Be My Lover” like it was 1997 all over again? You probably don’t. The point is that sweating can help eliminate alcohol from your body as well as other system-clogging substances such as cholesterol and salt.
Elevates Your Mood
Having a bad day at work and feel like snatching your boss’s toupee off of his head? Well when you get off, go straight to the gym. Sweating (by exercising) helps release negative tension from your body; hence, elevating your mood.
You’ve been getting sick too often? Then you need to start sweating more. Studies have shown that human perspiration have naturally occurring substances in them that helps eliminate germs that causes the common cold, flu and other infections.
Those were 5 ways that sweating will benefit you. Breaking a sweat is not only a good indicator you are working hard in the gym, but it provides several health benefits. Just make sure to take a shower or bath after you sweat to fully cleanse your body. Then again, did I even have to tell you that?