You Need to Sweat to Be Healthy

By Dr Kelly

March 13, 2019

Sweating is a natural process that helps regulate body temperature and eliminate toxins from the body. While it can sometimes be uncomfortable or embarrassing, sweating is an important and healthy bodily function.

Here are some reasons why sweating is healthy:

  1. Regulating body temperature: Sweating helps cool the body down when it gets too warm. When sweat evaporates from the skin, it takes heat with it, helping to regulate body temperature and prevent overheating.

  2. Detoxification: Sweat contains toxins and waste products that the body needs to eliminate. Sweating can help rid the body of these toxins, promoting overall health and wellness.

  3. Supporting skin health: Sweating can help unclog pores and remove dirt and bacteria from the skin. This can help prevent acne and other skin conditions and support overall skin health.

  4. Boosting immunity: Sweating can stimulate the production of white blood cells, which are important for fighting off infections and boosting the immune system.

  5. Reducing stress: Sweating can help reduce stress and promote relaxation. Exercise-induced sweating, for example, has been shown to reduce anxiety and depression.

  6. Promoting cardiovascular health: Sweating can help lower blood pressure, increase circulation, and improve cardiovascular health.

While sweating is generally considered healthy, excessive sweating (known as hyperhidrosis) can be a medical condition that requires treatment. If you are experiencing excessive sweating or have concerns about your sweating patterns, it is important to speak with a healthcare provider.

Overall, sweating is an important and natural bodily function that plays a crucial role in regulating body temperature, eliminating toxins, and promoting overall health and wellness.

About the author

Dr. Kelly has 25 years of expert medical experience caring for the sickest of the sick people in critical care (including ICU, Heart surgery, Heart & Lung transplant surgery, as well as cardiology). She is a clinical specialist who has taken care of and trained others to care for the critically ill/the elderly and developed many screening and preventative programs to help improve the health of the population. The reality is that most people just don't have to be that sick. or stay that sick. So, Dr. Kelly decided to change the focus of the care she provided: to prevent, reverse and restore the health of individuals.

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