Want to look good? The benefits of sweating

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The benefits of sweating are like a magic pill to most chronic diseases.

Getting regular exercise is one of the best pieces of advice I can give to anyone, regardless of your state of health. It gives you a strong heart, reduces your risk of chronic pain and diseases, and even triggers your brain to feel happy. Another benefit of exercise is that it makes you sweat.

The benefits of sweat

Your body regulates its temperature by sweating. For example, your body overheats when you work out and sweating cools you back down to a normal temperature. In addition, sweat releases waste materials such as urea, lactic acid, and ammonia.

5 reasons to sweat it

1. Detoxify

Research shows that sweating helps your body flush out salt, heavy metals, and modern chemicals. Sweating is an important way your body cleanses itself of waste materials.

2. Reduce your risk of kidney stones

Keep your bones strong and stones in your garden. Sweating helps the body eliminate excess salt and keep calcium in your bones. This prevents kidney stones which are caused by accumulating salt and calcium in the kidneys.

3. Fight illness-causing bugs

Here’s one way your body fights germs. Sweat contains antimicrobial substances that break down bacteria such tuberculosis germs. Here’s another bonus: germs aren’t likely to develop resistance against the substances in sweat.

4. Sweat out that stress

Stressed? I’m not sure I’ve ever met someone that doesn’t carry some or a lot of stress around with them. Exercise makes you happier and lowers stress levels. Your muscles relax in the humidity and heat, releasing the stress caused by muscle tension.

5. Look good

Put away that concealer. Sweat allows the body to release toxins that can cause pimples and clogged pores.

Get your body moving. Hop in a sauna.

Go for a workout. Go for a walk, play basketball, or do some yoga – whatever you enjoy and gets you sweaty, is the best form of exercise.

I also recommend infrared saunas. Infrared light heats your body, penetrating through your skin into deeper structures. They cause you to sweat and also improve the healing of injuries.

Take a step towards health today

Get sweaty. Go outside and move. You’ll look good and give your immune system a power boost.

 

Heather Tick M.D.

Heather Tick M.D.

Using both the data of modern science and the time-proven traditions of complementary medicine, Dr. Heather Tick M.D. has helped tens of thousands of patients reach their peak levels of health. For over twenty years Dr. Tick has dedicated herself to researching evidence-based holistic treatments for pain and inflammation. A multiple-book author, including the highly acclaimed Holistic Pain Relief - An In-Depth Guide to Managing Chronic Pain, Dr. Tick empowers her patients to live free of pain and full of life. She is the first holder of the prestigious Gunn-Loke Endowed Professorship of Integrative Pain Medicine at the University of Washington and a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Washington in the departments of Family Medicine and Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine.

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