Insecure About Sweat? What You Should Know About The Importance of Sweating
Continuing to address the importance of sweating in this part 2 I will try to demonstrate why it is essential to try and overcome the insecurities concerning the issue. You don’t have to avoid a healthy body because of the nuisance of sweat once you understand that there is a reason it is there and it is essential to maintaining your overall health!
Here are a few examples of some of the health benefits of sweating.
Sauna induced sweating which is actually encouraged by the School of Medicine and Public Health University of Wisconsin-Madison indicate that this method three or four times a week for no more than 15 to 30 minutes each day can reduce high blood pressure.
The CDC; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention admits that moderate activity in the form of exercise routinely three or four times a week can also help to regulate blood pressure thus improving health.
Back to the internal hygiene concept briefly touched on in part 1. Did you know that there are toxins in the environment which have a tendency to build up in your system over time which can contribute to the development of health problems. Some of these are chemicals like cadmium, arsenic, mercury, and even lead. These toxins are found in trace amounts in sweat which mean that they either contaminate the food you have eaten, such as mercury found in some fish, or have been taken in to your body by other means.
Finally there is also the caloric side to sweating which is awesome! When you are sweating it means that you are burning more calories than you would be if you are not sweating at all. This is hugely beneficial when it comes to health management and weight loss efforts.
One can sweat in the hot sun, or sitting in a sauna, or by means of exercise which pumps the blood to our skin all over your body. Exercising in warm temperatures also plays a big role in melting more calories. You just want to make sure you have plenty of water so you can stay hydrated while you are sweating and dehydrating.
Bottom line is that sweating is a good thing and nothing to be considered repugnant or gross.
Sweating does play a role in hygiene by cleaning the toxins out of your body during physical activity in warm temperatures as well as flushing the crud out of your pores which keeps your skin healthy. Of course when you are done sweating you may want to take a shower afterward which will help rejuvenate those flushed out pores and add further glow to your skin.
For you women reading this blog post just remember what I always tell my wife, Amy! You are not really sweating… you are sparkling!
To help promote sweating you should stay hydrated with good filtered water. I personally drink between 80 and 100 oz a day. If you are not drinking enough then it will be difficult to get your perspiration on which is important for keeping your core temperature regulated.
Now that you have some measure of understanding about the importance of sweating you can dismiss some of those insecurities about it and use this information to your advantage. Use the knowledge of sweat to keep your skin looking great, burn off those calories while melting fat, and most importantly to maintain peak optimal health by knowing that it is okay to sweat more often.
I personally sweat almost daily to some serious kung fu, DDP Yoga, and some weight lifting. That is the formula that works for me!
Sweating is a wonderful way to insure good health and promote longevity by cleansing your body of deadly toxins which love to lurk beneath the surface.
So don’t sweat it… get your butt out there and start actively OWNING YOUR LIFE!