The Science of Sweating

Contrary to what you may expect, research shows that more sweat doesn’t equal more burned calories nor a more intense workout. How much we sweat during exercise depends on a number of factors, such as gender, age, genetics and how fit we are.

Men usually sweat more than women and younger people sweat more than older people, research shows. Weight plays a role as well. Larger people tend to sweat more, because their bodies generate more heat.

And that may come as a surprise, but fit people tend to sweat sooner during exercise and more copiously than those who are less fit.

Research suggests that as your fitness level improves, your body’s heat-regulating system becomes more efficient, cooling you down faster and allowing you to work harder.

Interestingly enough, sweat itself doesn’t smell. It’s the combination of sweat and certain bacteria that produces the unpleasant odor.

But, please, be careful when you try to block it. Be aware that many drug store deodorants contain aluminum and other chemicals, which can be harmful for the health and have been linked to a higher risk of breast cancer.

Here are some healthier options, we hope you’ll find one that work for you: #GlamWorkoutHealth

And of course, some of our workout faves…


Lara from GlamWorkout

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