sweat equity


It’s no secret that a good sweat session makes you feel great. Sweating is good for healthy skin, it helps you excrete toxins, promotes circulation, and effectively lowers your body temperature. Not to mention the mood boosting effects of a sweaty workout. Here are 4 other benefits of sweating you might not know.


1. Protects Kidneys. Sweating limits the accumulation of salt and calcium in the kidneys and urine, which can reduce the risk of kidney stones.


2. More Energy + A Better Workout. Sweat helps you get the most out of your workout. When you sweat early into your workout, it means you’re able to regulate your body temperature before it elevates too much, which requires less energy. Saving energy early on in your workout will give you a boost of energy later on when you need it most.


3. Fights Germs. You know that exercise can boost your immunity, but did you know that sweat glands excrete a natural antibiotic called Dermcidin? This anti-microbial peptide produced by human sweat glands acts like an antibiotic on the skin and fights infections.


4. Heals Wounds. Sweat can speed up wound repair of scrapes, burns, and ulcers. Sweat glands, like many other glands in the body, are a source of stem cells that can be used to produce many other different types of cells. How cool is that?!


Next time you’re sweating it out with us, just imagine all the other amazing things your body is doing for you. Exercise is such a powerful tool!