Do you sweat profusely and often felt embarrassed about it? Or do you sweat too little and feel concerned? Though sweating is often embarrassing it shows the efficiency of the body at cooling and maintaining its normal temperature besides offering a wealth of health benefits
How We Sweat
The skin is the largest organ of the body and plays an important role in maintaining the body temperature. We have two types of sweat glands on the skin. The apocrine is responsible for the sweating process in the armpits and the genitals, while the eccrine glands take care of the perspiration in the palms, forehead and feet.
The various roles of sweat or in other words the benefits of sweating is discussed below.
Regulating of Temperature
When we sweat, our bodies help to distribute heat which is created by the muscles and the metabolism. As the body adjusts to the level of production of sweat depending on the type of situation, it aims at maintenance of temperature and keeps it at homeostasis.
Sweating cools the body when it gets hot during exercise or due to the weather. With the nervous system stimulating the eccrine glands, the sweat is comprised of sodium and water. A person who is fit will tend to sweat more as the body has become efficient at cooling itself down and will enable exercise for a longer period of time. Similarly, the body of a person who weighs more is likely to sweat as much as the temperature requires more cooling.
Protecting from Viruses and Bacteria
As a natural protector against viruses and bacteria, the Dermcidin in the sweat fights any infection which cannot survive over 37 degrees.
Multi-tasking and myriad functional, the sweat in the body also tones, cleans and cleanses the pores from grime.
The sweat from our body releases, reduces and eliminates chemicals, heavy metals and toxins from the body through the air that is breathed in and the food which we absorb. The toxins lead to muscle pain, acne and fatigue including other problems. The sweat in the body helps to get rid of toxic infections in the lymphatic system which endangers the immune system.
As the body builds up toxins, the sweat uproots the deadly poisons found beneath the recesses of the body and pushes it to the surface of the skin.
Cooling off of the Body Heat
When the temperature rises in the body, the sweat regulates and manages the excess heat. This helps to manage the body’s core natural temperature on an even keel preventing it from rising too rapidly or too high.
Accelerating the Healing process
Increasing the metabolic processes of the body through sweating helps in stimulation of the immune system which quickens healing when injured or when sick.
The detoxifying characteristics of the sweat in the body contain nitrite which boosts the immune system besides also protecting the skin with anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties.
Improving Skin Tone
As sweating opens the pores of the skin, this process cleanses and reduces the dirt by getting rid of bacteria and grime. Sweating eliminates formation of acne and blackheads.
Boosting a Healthy Blood Circulation
Sweating promotes circulation and a healthy heart rate. As the sweat glands generate liquid, the flow of blood is pushed to the skin and the entire circulatory system is stimulated.
Maximize the wondrous benefits of healthy sweating with exercise, sauna and stimulation of the circulation system. Add on the fragrance of anti-odorant to combat body odor once every 3-4 days.