Although everyone knows what sweating is, when you ask anyone about it, their answers will be something like, “It’s something I can do without”, “it makes people gross”, or “it makes you stink”. And this shows how little people think of such an important and vital process that has many health benefits, including:
1- Sweat contains the natural antibiotics your human body produces to counteract any external harm. This is partially why we grow feverish when we are infected with some illnesses. This is also why the areas of our skin that get scratched or stung get red and hot.
2- As sweating is a healthy side effect of exercising and retaining a large quantity of water, it can help you get rid of some of the most harmful components, such as salt. So, lots of sweating means a considerable quantity of salt is extracted with sweat protecting you from some really dangerous ailments such as kidney stones.
3- Many new studies have found a direct link between sweating and the production of the cells that heal wounds and clot blood around them, which makes the healing process faster.
4- It is not really clear yet which part of exercising is responsible for the significant raise in endorphin levels after it. However, many scientists believe that it is when we produce sweat that we feel happiest.
5- Why do you think that one of the conditions for a flawless skin is exercising? Because when we sweat, our skin pores open up getting rid of the build ups of bacteria and dead skin. Sweating is like a skin cleansing session.
6- Sweat is our bodies’ counter measures against excessive heat. Ever wonder why humans’ body temperature is fixed at all times? And why is it that when it is a bit more it means that we are sick? It is because sweat cools our bodies when their temperature rises.