Got a kink in your neck that won’t quit (and no one around to massage it out)? Working up a sweat just might soothe the soreness, experts say.
Sweat Side Effect #2: Blasts Zits
“When you sweat, your pores open and release the grit and grime that has built up inside of them,” says Whitney Bowe, MD, a dermatologist in Briarcliff Manor, New York. (Make sure that you CLEAN your face after the grime is released, or you will NOT do yourself any favors.)
Sweat Side Effect #3: Rids the Body of Toxins
Not feeling the whole post-weekend juice detox plan? Hit the mat for a super sweat session instead. Some experts believe that sweating can flush the body of system-clogging substances like alcohol, cholesterol, and salt.
Sweat Side Effect #4: Controls Mood Swings
Maybe you’ve already noticed — before a workout you’re Ms. Crabby Pants. But afterward you feel like giving everyone hugs and high fives. ( There is actually science, which supports this change in mood)
Sweat Side Effect #5: Prevents Colds and Other Infections
Sweat actually contains a naturally occurring “sanitzer” called dermcidin–this awesome antimicrobial, is proven to fight germs and other dangerous pathogens!
Sweat Side Effect #6: Regulates Body Temperature
The evaporation of sweat off of the skin prevents us from overheating during an intense workout. If you workout intensely and DO NOT sweat…you have a higher risk of becoming dizzy and/or losing consciousness.
Sweat Side Effect #7: Lowers Kidney Stone Risk
Yes, really! Research from the University of Washington found that regular exercisers sweat out salt and tend to retain calcium in their bones, rather than having them — salt and calcium — go into the kidneys and urine where stones form.