Why do you sweat more at certain times than others, and why do some people just seem to sweat a lot? There are various reasons.
Sweat is nothing more than the body’s main system of losing heat. We, like almost all mammals, are warm-blooded creatures whose bodies exist at a certain temperature. In humans, this is usually between 36-37 degrees. Remember, the body generates heat when it burns fatty acids using brown adipose tissue. So this is not unusual. But how does the body respond when, for whatever reason, we produce more heat than we should? It’s usually caused by us trying to produce more energy than we normally produce at rest; for example, when we engage in physical activity, which triggers our average body temperature to increase.
But we don’t we sweat as much?
1. Because if you train in a mild/cool climate indoors, your body will not sweat as much as if you train outdoors.
2. Because if you only drink a little water as normal your body goes into a state of alarm whereby it acts on the urgent need to conserve the last millilitre of water.
3. Because you don’t train with enough intensity.
4. Because you are training a small muscle group.
5. If you sweat heavily, perhaps you should consider having an isotonic drink or even fruit.
Find the full article in our magazine! Subscribe now!