5 Reasons Why Sweating is Healthy and What Happens When You Don’t
We often avoid sweating, other than during a workout.
It’s like it’s something of which to be ashamed.
We perspire for very important reasons and avoiding it is not a great idea; people who for some reason don’t sweat often have serious health complications.
Embrace being a human–feel pity for pigs and dogs who can’t sweat! Here’s why.
1. Cools Body Temperature
Sweating cools your skin when your body temperature rises. High body temperatures can occur as the result of physical exertion, outside temperature, or illness. While the rise in temperature is normal, it must be regulated so as not to get too high. People who don’t sweat or sweat very little can suffer heat exhaustion, heat stroke, headaches, or worse.
We forget that skin is the largest organ of the body. It is porous so stuff flows in and out through it. Toxins that accumulate in your body are purged through urination, defecation, and sweat via the skin.
Sweating out toxins in your body supports the immune system by ridding it of pathogens. We get fevers when ill because that is the immune system’s response to kill bacteria and viruses. Sweating releases those and other types of harmful contaminants.
4. Kidney Health
Vigorous exercise is fantastic for everything having to do with health. Perspiration as the result of physical exertion may lower your risk of developing kidney stones; the salt (and toxins) that is exuded in the sweat is that much less that the kidneys have to deal with.
Remember to always stay hydrated for cell health and to prevent dehydration. And let the sweat just roll off your back.
Source: Daily Health Post, "5 Reasons Why Sweating is Healthy and What Happens When You Don’t"