Tuesday, October 22, 2013

sweat smile and repeat

Everyone SHOULD sweat. When I am working out on my own, you best believe that I look like a hot mess afterwards. My one exercise rule for myself has always been the following: Break a sweat everyday. 

5 Benefits of Sweating

There are many benefits of sweating— makes you beautifulfithappy and healthy. Start embracing it NOW and here’s why:


When you do any type of physical activity, your body will heat up which means your heart will have to work harder to improve circulation but sweating helps to lower your body temperaturewhich is also the primary function of sweating!  Sweating also relieves mental stress. Have you ever had a spike of emotion and you break out in sweat because a situation went wrong and you start panicking? Your body is trying to relieve you of the stress by sweating it out.


If your heart isn’t working as hard because your body’s cooling mechanism is in full-swing, your cardiovascular activity will improve and that is why athletes and “fit people” tend to cool down faster than unfit people. So the more you exercise and the more you sweat, your body will be trained to recover faster.


Wasting your money on gimmicky detox methods? STOP! Get a good sweat session instead by doing some cardio - dust off those aerobic dvds or brisk walk/jog or run around the block, just get moving. Your body is sweating out toxins and disease out of your body; this includes salt (which causes excess bloating), cholesterol, alcohol and harmful metals such as mercury (from fish). Although it doesn't sweat out all these toxins, it will help your liver and kidney speed up the process.


When you exercise and sweat, endorphins are released to lower your stress levels and brighten up your mood.


Sweating unclogs pores to improve tone, clarity and texture of your skin. Sweat also has a natural antibiotic called, Dermcidin, which will kill some bacteria on your skin. 

Make sure you are exercising within your target heart rate, and ask yourself if you are exerting enough energy during your workout. If you can hold a conversation while you are exercising, you are probably not doing much. YOU are in control of your workout intensity. If you are certain that you are training hard, but you are not sweating, this is a serious medical condition called anhidrosis, which should be addressed immediately.
If you sweat very little or don’t sweat at all, there can be many reasons that are interfering with your body’s heating and cooling system. You could be severely dehydrated, have water retention issues, low blood pressure, your workouts aren’t intense enough, you have less sweat glands or you have a disease that is preventing you from sweating. Or it could be nothing at all and your body was just built that way.
Everyone should sweat in extreme situations so if you aren't sweating at all, it’s time to visit your doctor and take preventive measures to ensure that you do not overheat because your body can’t cool itself down.
So next time if you are jealous of someone who doesn't sweat at all, DON’T BE. Because it’s nothing to be jealous about.


  1. Love it! I work for lululemon now and that is part of their manifesto...to sweat once a day to reinvigorate your skin!! whoop! :) xxx

    1. it's true - when you think about most fit women have smooth skin and a healthy glow...like us ;)
      Where don't you work? The YMCA, NTC and lululemon!