Sweating, despite, the unpleasant odor, is good for you. It is the way the body cools itself and is a by-product of physical activity. Any physical exertion is awesome as it helps produce good cholesterol by lowering your triglycerides, the most common type of fat in your body while increasing your HDL levels. As little as 60 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise a week can help minimize the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and a wide range of other health problems.
Lifestyle changes such as moving more, quitting smoking or improving one’s diet, have been shown to lower the risk of heart attacks, However, medications have failed to reduce the rate of heart attacks. Exercise increases your pulse rate and metabolism, improves blood circulation and makes your blood vessels more flexible.
Working out makes your body releases chemicals called endorphins which trigger positive feelings in the body making you feel happier and more energized. Another reason why exercise has been known to help with stress and anxiety. Physical activity increases the body’s production of collagen which can help your skin appear plumper and healthier.
Sweating on its own, like in a sauna, is also very beneficial to the body. Medical studies corroborate that sweating is a potential method for the elimination of heavy metals. Eliminating toxins through the skin relieves the burden from the kidneys and liver. Skin is the largest organ of the body with every square inch of skin containing 20 feet of blood vessels, 100 oil glands, and 650 sweat glands.
Vigorous exercise can generate up to ten liters of sweat in a day. Perspiring can flush the body of substances like alcohol, cholesterol, and salt. Research has shown that sweating can actually help fight tuberculosis germs and other dangerous pathogens because Sweat contains antimicrobial peptides that are effective against viruses, bacteria, and fungi.
So head off to the gym and sweat the toxins out.