1. Helps In Detoxification
Sweating helps to get rid of toxins from the body, including heavy metals like cadmium and mercury, pollutants, and alcohol. Scientists have deduced that since sweating helps to eliminate various toxins in the body, sweat analysis, along with urine and blood analysis, should be done to get a complete picture of bioaccumulation of toxins.
2. Improves Kidney Function
Your kidneys are real-time filters that help filter toxins from the water and maintain a balance of nutrients in the blood. Scientists have found that hot bath or sauna sweating helps excrete urea, which helped uremic patients improve their kidney function.
Note: Sweating a lot and not keeping yourself hydrated may lead to kidney stone formation.
3. Regulates Temperature
Sweating is your body’s natural mechanism to stay cool due to physical exertion, stress, or tension. This prevents the body temperature from rising beyond 37o C (or the temperature that your body has adapted to depending on your environmental temperature) and hyperventilating.
4. Helps Heal Wounds
Sweating can also help heal wounds, scrapes, burns, and ulcers on your skin. Skin ulcers — including those caused by diabetes or bed sores — and other non-healing wounds remain a tremendous burden on health services and communities around the world.
It may be surprising that it’s taken until now to discover the sweat glands’ vital role in wound repair and the regenerative potential of sweat glands has been one of our body’s best-kept secrets. The findings certainly advance the understanding of the normal healing process and will hopefully pave the way for designing better, targeted therapies.
5. Protects The Body From Germs
Researchers found that sweat contained a potent antibiotic called dermcidin. This antibiotic forms a protective layer and helps protect the body from germs. Dermcidin protects the skin from infections. Constant washing of the skin may erode this layer. So, do not over-wash your body and/or face.
6. Improves Skin Health
Sweating helps open up the pores, which helps to get rid of the dirt, bacteria, and pollutants. People who workout regularly and sweat have shown significant improvement in their skin over a period. Acne and spots are reduced, and the skin has a healthy glow.
7. Enhances Mood
Sweating in the gym or while doing any physical exercise helps to secrete endorphins. And that helps to enhance the mood and makes you happy. This, in turn, lowers stress levels, makes you feel better, and strengthens your immunity.
Sweating is not actually that bad. But there are times when excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis can hamper your daily activities.