Jumat, 29 Maret 2013

Why sweating is good for health, especially during exercise

Many people don’t like to sweat as sweat makes them feel sticky and uncomfortable; sweat can not smell good and might leave some unwanted stains on our clothes. But perspiration or sweating is essential for good health and fitness, especially during exercise; serves as a biological cleaning system for our body.

You see we drink water for many important physiological functions; water helps the cells and tissues for transporting important elements or compounds like sodium and sugar all over our bodies. Water also helps blood flow and provides structural and cohesion between lubrication all important body parts. Also helps to control the temperature in our body.

The temperature of the human body helps regulate the internal environment to maintain a stable, constant condition. When the body temperature becomes too high, we experience a fever and, ultimately, heat stroke. If it is too low, you will feel cold. The body’s ability to regulate its internal physiology to maintain stability in response to fluctuations in the external environment is known as ‘ Homeostasis ‘.

For example, perspiration has an enormous effect on body temperature, especially during exercise. As we exercise, accelerate chemical reactions and mechanical movement is in our body. These activities produce thermal energy that moves inside the body outwards, along the surface of the skin, performed together with our sweat, which in turn raises our body temperature. Sweating also plays a small role in keeping the amount of body fluid homeostasis, or equilibrium.

Our body is constantly in search of homeostasis; the inability to maintain homeostasis may lead to disease, a condition known as homeostatic imbalance. Diseases that result from a homeostatic imbalance include diabetes, dehydration, hypoglycemia, Hyperglycemia, gout and any disease caused by the presence of a toxin in the bloodstream.

As you can see, our body must maintain a balance in order to work properly. Exercise and sweating definitely help our bodies in this regard; This is the reason why we are often advised to exercise regularly.

If you can’t remember or figure out what has been discussed so far, just remember one thing: “exercise and sweating not only can help keep us fit and healthy but more importantly, also help to regulate and maintain a balance in our body”.

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