It’s not pretty, and the aroma is far from appealing, but there are many fine merits of working up a good old-fashioned, all-out sweat. In fact, if you stay sufficiently hydrated, there’s almost no such thing as too much sweat… regardless of what your work-out buddy may say.
Sweating is beneficial to our bodies in a variety of ways. Since heat is intrinsically therapeutic to sore and aching muscles, amplifying our own body temperatures – to the point of requiring perspiration – carries its own (and unique) array of invigorating health benefits. When it comes to working out, “no sweat” is “no good.” Express your sweat!
Here are a few reasons to make good friends with the sauna, steam room, and sweat-inducing cardio:
So when you’re hitting the gym, get ready to get sweaty! The best workouts for health and fitness often produce the most perspiration. So don’t sweat the sweat!
To learn more about the benefits of sweating, visit http://ow.ly/aO0y30g5qSd, or simply talk to a Y personal trainer at your local branch. If you are not already a member and would like to join the YMCA of Greater Birmingham, please visit www.ymcabham.org/join to enroll today. #YStrongBham #GetReady #Get Sweaty!
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