July 22, 2011

Benefits of Sweating

Although sweating is often associated with something nasty, but actually it's healthy to sweat. Moreover, the sweat itself is basically odorless. He will be a problem if it mixes with bacteria that accumulate in the skin of the armpit. Listen to 7 healthy benefits of these sweat. 

1. Cool the body 
Sweating is the body's natural mechanism to regulate the temperature increases as we move or heat. "The sweat that comes out will help the body get rid of heat, so we will not be too hot," said Adam Friedman, dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons of Montefiore Medical Center, USA.

Because of the importance of the function of sweat, so if we can not sweat would endanger lives. "There is a condition called ectodermal dysplasia, which makes a person can not sweat," says Joel Schlessinger, a dermatologist. People who suffer from ectodermal dysplasia conditions are prohibited because they would exercise that heat can be bad for the heart and other body functions. So, give thanks to sweat.

2. Brighten the face 
The sweat running down his face, not only cools the body but also affects the facial skin clean. According to Schlesinger, the sweat on the face will reduce the dirt that clog pores. It will also prevent acne. 

You can also do a "fake sport" to trigger the sweat by heating the face. How, to bring the face into the steaming hot water for three minutes. "Evaporative face is one way to clean the skin. Afterwards do not forget to clean your face with perspiration that is not removed can cause clogged pores," he said.

3. Healthy circulation 
 When we are sweating, rapid heartbeat and circulation will be increased, especially around the skin. "The basis for the sweat glands located in the lower layers of skin that are located very close to the small blood vessels," said Kara Rogers, editor of biomedical Encylopaedia Britannica.He added, when the sweat glands dilated, blood flow to the skin will increase so that the spur of the circulatory system.

4. Against infection 
Sweating was very effective against the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus which is resistant to antibiotics. In addition to sweat will also be reducing harmful bacteria and fungi on the skin.According to Friedman, in the sweat fluid contained nitrite, which is converted into nitric acid when it reaches the surface of the skin, gas-containing antibacterial and antifungal. "Sweat also contains a natural antibiotic called Dermicidin that can kill bacteria," he said. 

5. Remove toxins 
Research shows sweat contains various components, including toxic metal in small quantities. Because of that sweating is often referred to as detoksikan. With the number to 5 million sweat glands in human skin, do not be surprised if the sweating is a mechanism for removing toxins from the body."Toxins are discharged through sweat is toxins that are normally far below the skin. They come out through the pores along with dust and oil are trapped. This process will enhance the immune system and helps the body fight the flu," said Rogers. 

6. Cure

Did you know why we sweat when she was a fever? Sweating is a way to awaken the body's immune system to fight pathogens that make us sick. "Spending sweat is the body's way of healing itself," said Christian Nix, a traditional Chinese medicine.The same mechanism occurs when you exercise or in hot places. In addition to stimulating the metabolism to maintain body weight, because the body will burn more calories but it will also stimulate the immune system.

7. Reduce asthma 
 If the sweat out of your body after exercising so much, then you suffer from asthma risk is lower. Thus the conclusion of research by a team from the University of Michigan.Although not yet completely clear link between sweat and asthma, but researchers said the setting of sweat on the body are also associated with setting the amount of water released through the respiratory tract. In other words, people who rarely sweat in general have drier airways making it more prone to suffer from asthma.



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