Sweat occurs when the body overheats! It is the body’s way of regulating temperature.
Toxins are also released when we sweat. This helps to de-bloat our bodies and unclog our arteries.
Sweat is a concoction of salt, protein, urea and ammonia.
Why is sweating good for you?
You may have heard of the term, ‘runners high’, the same feeling can occur in other sports such as the Thai kickboxing sessions we hold at ProTom fitness – This is down to sweating and in doing so, inducing a release of endorphins!
There is even research suggesting those who are fitter will sweat sooner and more profusely than those who are not.
So, the rate at which you sweat truly is a genuine sign of your will-power. Isn’t that interesting!
With that said, please do not be disappointed if you have a minimal sweat workout.
A minimal sweat workout is not necessarily a sign that you need to train harder.
Your sweat may evaporate faster than you can notice!
Synthetic, quick-dry fabrics such as lycra soak up sweat very quickly.
It is also worth mentioning that some people do not sweat very much. Everyone is different!
What are the best types of workout to make you sweat?
There are many different types of workouts that can make you sweat, depending on your fitness level, preferences, and available equipment. Here are a few examples:
- High-intensity interval training (HIIT): HIIT workouts involve short bursts of intense exercise followed by brief periods of rest or low-intensity exercise. These workouts can be done with bodyweight exercises, such as burpees and jumping jacks, or with equipment like kettlebells or dumbbells.
- Running or jogging: Running is a great way to get your heart rate up and work up a sweat. You can vary your speed, distance, and terrain to keep your workouts challenging and interesting.
- Cycling: Whether you prefer to ride outdoors or indoors on a stationary bike, cycling is a low-impact cardio workout that can get your heart rate up and make you sweat.
- Boxing or martial arts: These workouts involve a combination of punching, kicking, and other movements that can really get your heart pumping and your body sweating.
- Circuit training: Circuit training involves performing a series of exercises back-to-back with little or no rest in between. This can include bodyweight exercises, such as squats and push-ups, or using equipment like resistance bands or dumbbells.
Remember to stay hydrated during your workouts and listen to your body. If you experience any pain or discomfort, stop exercising and consult a medical professional.