This Is What Happens to Your Body When You Sweat
Psyching yourself up for a 6am workout is tough, we get it. The choice between the gym and an extra hour of shut-eye is a predicament we wrestle with regularly. While we know that daily exercise is vital to our health and helps to keep us feeling fighting fit, there are actually a few health benefits to getting your sweat on that you might not know about. From clearer skin to that all-important post-workout euphoria, we're suddenly sweat advocates. Here are some of the reasons to get your body moving today.
You release toxins
If you're anything like me, you might have thought that working up a sweat is detrimental to your skin. It turns out we'd both be wrong. Your skin is an incredible organ and is actually able to remove toxic compounds from the body, When we sweat, heavy metals such as arsenic, mercury, and lead can be dissolved. It's an incredible showcase of our body's natural capabilities and is best combined with a balanced diet and plenty of water throughout the day.
It's a natural antibiotic
When you think about it, it makes sense that your sweat would act as a slippery barrier to stop germs in their tracks. Research conducted on the topic shows that viruses and germs find it hard to develop a resistance to sweat as a natural antibiotic compared to over-the-counter remedies. This gives new meaning to the phrase 'sweat it out' when you're feeling under the weather.
It clears your skin
As well as repelling certain toxins in your skin, sweating can help to release unhealthy bacteria that causes clogged pores and pesky pimples. As well as that, regularly working up a sweat can improve the tone and clarity of your skin for a healthy natural glow.
Your mood improves
You might have noticed that your worries you had before working out seem less intense after a long run or a resistance session. Why? Sweating releases endorphins that trigger more positive feelings in the body. Regular exercise is one of the most effective ways to regulate feelings of stress—and it's free! Remember to keep your water bottle close after to rehydrate your body after any exercise.
You recover quicker
After sweating through your daily workout, your body's circulation will increase which helps to flush out lactic acid that can build up during exercise. Speeding along the muscle recovery process will mean that you're less likely to form an injury afterwards which will keep you moving without any issues.
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