Many people may think of sweat as something that’s bothering.
Although sweat does make you uncomfortable by wetting your clothes and giving out an unpleasant smell, sweating is a necessity for humans, and we can not live without this function.
This article will introduce facts behind sweating that will want you to say “thank you “.
Saying thanks to sweat
- Understanding the role of sweating
- Sweat that adjusts body temperature, and sweat that causes body odor
- Good sweat and bad sweat
- Care for yourself with gratitude
- Thank your sweat
Understanding the role of sweating
Adjusts body temperature
The role of sweat is to cool down the overheated body and maintain the same body temperature.
Since humans are homeothermal animals, it is necessary for the body to maintain the same body temperature, or else the functions of the body will not work properly, thus leading to death.
Therefore, when the body temperature rises too much due to rise in climate temperature, exercise, or a fever, sweat comes out and lowers the temperature.
Since the water in sweat takes away body heat when it evaporates from the skin, body temperature becomes lower.
Helps find the right partner
Sweat originally has a role to confirming who is of the same tribe, and to allure the other sex. Humans also naturally have this function in their sweat, but in modern society sweat and the odor that comes from it is something that is disliked.
But it is also thought that we are unconsciously discerning others from our body odors.
Sweat that adjusts body temperature, and sweat that causes body odor
Sweat that comes from eccrine glands control body temperature
Eccrine glands are all over our body with the exception of your nails and lips.
Sweat that comes out of these glands are over 99% water, and function to cool the body down.
The 1% left consists of sodium, chlorine, potassium, calcium, bicarbonate ions, urea, and ammonia.
Sweat that comes from apocrine glands are the cause of body odor
Apocrine glands are mostly located around the armpits, but are also located around the earhole and external genitals.
These glands produce sweat that causes body odor, which also acts as pheromone.
People who have strong body odor are said to have more apocrine glands compared to normal people.
Good sweat and bad sweat
Sweat is created from blood. When you sweat, water and minerals inside the blood are temporarily brought to the sweat glands.
After that, most of the minerals that are necessary for the body are brought back to the blood, and only the water goes out of the body as sweat.
So, sweat is usually thin like water and has no taste or smell. This is the normal “good sweat”.
On the other hand, when minerals do not go back to the water and come out along with water, the sweat becomes thick and has an odor. This can be called “bad sweat”.
The cause of “bad sweat” is said to be the disfunction of sweat glands due to not sweating often from the lack of exercise.
It is also said that the blood being dirty is also a cause.
If you start to produce a sticky and smelly sweat, it may be a sign of your blood being unhealthy. Try to reconsider you daily habits and improve them.
Causes of bad sweat
- Lack of exercise
- Unhealthy food habits
- Disordered lifestyles
Care for yourself with gratitude
Feel gratitude towards your sweat, and create “good sweat” by making your sweat glands active and function properly.
It is also important to make your blood smooth.
To improve the function of your sweat glands, it is necessary to use them, meaning that you need to moderately sweat.
Staying in an air conditioned room or not exercising because you don’t like to sweat causes the sweat glands to not function properly, making you create sweat filled with oder when you happen to sweat.
How to sweat without effort
- Exercise moderately
- Don’t lower the air conditioner too much
- Take a bath, and not just a shower
- Drink warm drinks rather than just cold ones.
Do aerobic exercises
Aerobic exercises such as walking for over 20 minutes causes you to slowly start to sweat, smoothing your blood at the same time.
Eat foods that smooth out your blood
These foods below have an effect of smoothing your blood
- Welsh onions
Consuming these foods prevent your blood from becoming dirty, prevent lifestyle related diseases, and make you able to sweat “good sweat”.
Thank your sweat
Always have gratitude towards your sweat
- Thank you for adjusting my body temperature
- Thank you for releasing pheromone
We hope you enjoyed “Saying thanks to sweat”
Thank you for reading.