Six Reasons Why Sweating on A Daily Basis is Essential to Your Health
As unappealing as it may sound, sweating on a daily basis is actually beneficial to your health.
Yes, we are being completely serious.
For those that may find this hard to believe, we ask you, “Have you never noticed how your skin glows after a perfuse workout, one where you worked up a really good sweat?”
It’s true, the skin, upon sweating is flushed, glowing and seemingly clearer. That is because sweating allows for healthier looking skin. Don’t just take our word for it, it is a known fact. The truth of the matter is, that more than ever before, sweat is being recognized as perfectly acceptable, whether be on females or males, and not embarrassing in the least. On the contrary, sweating showcases that you got your body moving, it accentuates the radiance in your natural skin, and it cleanses you.
Of course, there are many other benefits to sweating. If you needed any reason to actually work up a good sweat, we will give you six!
1. It Helps Regulate Body Temperature
Sweating is a normal and needed function of the body. Whenever your body temperature increases, the ducts in our skin release sweat onto the surface of our skin. This causes the temperature to cool as the sweat evaporates. It quite literally is the body’s built-in mechanism to prevent our bodies from overheating during fevers or exercise.
While research suggests that you may not be able to sweat out many toxins directly in sweat, sweating does help keep the liver health — which works to detoxify the body. Sweat is primarily made of water, a trace amount of minerals and some fat. While most toxins are fat soluble, the best way to excrete is via the liver and kidneys. Regular sweat-filled exercise sessions can protect the liver, which in turn helps rid to the body of substances that the body does not need, or want.
3. Hydrates Your Skin
Research shows that sweat is a highly effective moisturizer. As mentioned, sweat is comprised mainly of water (approximately 99% of it). Therefore, as we sweat, the skin’s surface has an excess amount of hydration available. As water is lost by the ducts it, some of which is not evaporated is actually absorbed on the skin’s outer surface. There is some evidence to suggest that this may help counteract acne and allergic dermatitis conditions.
4. Decreases Chance of Cramping
When you sweat both water and some sodium and potassium are lost. That small amount of mineral content is important to keep the balance in and out of your cells. An imbalance can cause muscle cramps. Hence why many athletes take in electrolytes to keep things in balance. Having said that, the more often you sweat the better your body gets at balancing and conserving the minerals your body needs. In fact, the better shape you are in the more you are bound to sweat, however, the amount of salt excreted is thought to lessen.
5. Boosts Your Immune System
Sweat is thought to provide some protection against infections. Some research indicates that sweat can actually serve as a protective barrier on the skin, which provides both antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. The slightly salty and acidic nature of sweat appears to help fight unwanted bacteria, and it’s due to this makeup of sweat that gives it its superhero powers against germs.
6. Increases Endorphins – The Happy Hormone
Exercise produces sweat as well as the release of endorphins. However, it appears that many activities that are related to aerobic activity, or cause an increase in temperature, causing sweating, also helps the release of endorphins. This includes spicy foods, hot baths and showers, acupuncture, and more. Endorphins are hormones released by the body which trigger a euphoric or “happy” response. The release of endorphins is associated with decreased depression, reduced stress and overall increased self-esteem.
Through learning about the benefits of sweat, it makes it all that more enticing to get out there and break out a sweat. Having said that, we sometimes do not have the energy to go hit the gym. In those cases, there is an alternative. The FAR Infrared Sweat Blankets allow you to burn up to 700 calories per hour, just by being wrapped up and warmed up. Break a much needed (and healthy sweat), watch some shows, and relax while your body’s sweat glands work their magic.
Contact us today, at Elegance Sculpting in Parksville, BC, about our FAR Infrared Sweat Blankets. We are offering 50% off all infrared sweat blanket packages and sessions through the month of January.