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05/18/2017
Not everyone enjoys all the effects of exercise. Sweat is one of those things that some dread dealing with. The following information can help put this subject into perspective.

The Dilemma of Sweat

For some of us sweating is no big deal, others view it as a really good thing to know they are sweating because it makes them feel like they are closer to reaching their fitness goals. In fact, there are shirts, quotes and even blogs such as My Sweat Life, Get Out and Sweat, all dedicated to the positive connotation of working up a sweat.  However, others view sweating during workouts as uncomfortable. That is why today we want to discuss the importance of sweating and share some tips on how to best deal with it when sports training.

What is Sweat?

Sweating is a natural and healthy response to an increase in your body´s temperature. When you exercise or workout your body starts burning fuel and your body temperature rises. This causes your nervous system to stimulate the body´s sweat glands to produce sweat. Sweat is mainly made up of water and sodium but also contains other elements that help regulate your body temperature. This cools down your body so that you can continue to exercise without compromising your health.

Sweat Is More Important Than You Think

Not everyone sweats the same. Several factors play a role in how much a person sweats. Things such as genetics, age, weight and even fitness level. A person that is fit will start sweating sooner and more easily because the body becomes more efficient at keeping cool. This allows you to workout and exercise harder for longer, without as much fatigue, so that you can continue to improve. The experts and coaches at Athletic Republic Kenosha can help you make the most of your workouts and become more fit every day. Contact them today at (262) 925-9000 and let them help.

Sweat Glands and Odor Control

There are two types of sweat glands. Eccrine glands are in charge of regulating body temperature and releasing sweat. The apocrine glands can also be triggered by body temperature but they are mostly stimulated by stress and hormonal alterations. They are in charge of generating bacteria that help break down sweat. This is what creates body odor and not necessarily the sweat itself but the bacteria produced by the apocrine glands. Since these glands are mostly found in the underarm and groin area, it is common and convenient to wear deodorant in your armpits and not necessarily all over your body for odor control.

Tips to Help You Deal with Sweat When You Are Working Out

  • If it is odor you are worried about, just make sure you apply deodorant before your training session. Also, place a deodorizer in your gym bag and training shoes so that your gym clothe don´t trap any smells that might be lingering around in your bag.
  • Some people are bothered by the wet or soaked sensation after a good sweat. The best way to deal with this is to wear dry-fit clothing that does not trap moisture. Also, avoid thick sweaters and pants that can trap heat and soak up more easily.
  • It is very important that you are well hydrated in order for your body to properly regulate its temperature. If you are performing any type of physical activity your body is bound to sweat and it needs to replenish the water and minerals that it is losing. That is why it is very important that you drink lots of water before, during, and after your training.
  • Take care of your skin. In sensitive skin, sweat can irritate or cause rashes if not properly dealt with. Many times it is the combination of certain skin products with sweat that leads to rashes or irritation. If this is the case, you can try to remove lotion, make-up, or other skin products that can clog your pores, and sweat glands before working out. Try washing your face or rinsing off before a workout and be sure to shower right away after your workout session so that sweat doesn´t stay on your skin for too long.
  • Pull back your hair and bangs when necessary or wear a sweat headband to keep sweat from getting in your eyes. For more tips, read this article on how to control and reduce sweat when working out.

Work up a Sweat Today with the Best Sports Training Program in Kenosha County

At Athletic Republic Kenosha, you will find the perfect environment to work up a sweat. With dedicated trainers, a supportive staff, and the most efficient training programs there is no reason to not feel comfortable and motivated when working up a sweat. Contact them right now at  (262) 925-9000 and start today.