The Dangers of Not Sweating Enough

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Updated : 06 October, 2021

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Are you Sweating Enough?
In this article we breakdown why Sweating is so important to overall health.

Many know that exercise is good for you, but few recognize the incredible health benefits of simply sweating. Sweating, with or without exercise, is something that your body benefits from in many ways. Let’s take a closer look at some of the benefits of sweating and how to reap them. 

First, let’s talk about what happens if we do not sweat…

Sweat is essential to human survival because it serves as the body's coolant, getting rid of excess body heat (produced by your metabolism and working muscles) and protecting you from overheating. Sweat is 99% water combined with a small amount of salt, proteins, carbohydrates and urea, says UAMS family medicine physician Dr. Charles Smith.

Some people dislike the feeling of sweating and others find it hard to break a sweat. However, sweating is the most natural way for our bodies to release toxins, water weight, bloat, and detoxify. Are you missing out on these health benefits?

6 Health Benefits of SWEATING to Look and Feel Younger


Burn Fat

Your body must dispose of fat deposits through a series of complicated metabolic pathways. The byproducts of fat metabolism leave your body: As water, through your skin (when you sweat) and your kidneys (when you urinate). As carbon dioxide, through your lungs (when you breathe out)



A lesser-known benefit is that sweating is actually a way for your body to detox. Many heavy metals are found in sweat, so when you’re sweating this is actually your body’s way of shedding some of the heavy metals in its system.You also eliminate chemicals through sweat. BPA, which is often found in plastics, is a prime example of this.


Younger Looking Skin

Sweating helps remove things that are sitting on your skin such as embedded makeup, or even pollutants and dirt. This can help improve the clarify of your skin and overall complexion. Sweat is also salty and can (lightly) exfoliate your skin.


Muscle Recovery

Sweating boosts circulation, which actually aids in muscle recovery. That’s not to say you should go do a heavy workout if you’re already very sore, but a light workout like walking, or even a sauna session can help aid in recovery from your tough workouts. 


Immune System

Even sweating is good for immune health. When you sweat, your body reacts much like it does when you have a fever. By raising your body temperature, you are helping your body kill pathogens


Elevated Mood

Similar to exercising, sweating alone releases endorphins, which will help boost your overall mood. A 30 min sweat session in the sauna can do wonders to improve your mood and overall well-being. 

How to get SWEATY

The first and most obvious way to sweat is to exercise. This of course has all of the benefits listed above and more. Exercising helps boost your energy, maintain a healthy weight, and prevent against many diseases and other health issues. 

Lesser known but becoming more popular are infrared saunas. A 30-minute session in an infrared sauna will cause you to break a sweat, which will help you reap all of the benefits listed above. You can burn up to 600 calories in just one session, without working out. This is a great supplement to exercise because aside from the detoxification that occurs in an infrared sauna, it also helps muscle recovery from a hard workout. 

. Not only are you able to get a sweat in as if you worked out, but you experience a zen sensation that calms the nervous system and de-stresses the body. To boost a sweat session in an infrared sauna you can even try a natural Sweat Enhancer like the Sweat and Glow Sauna Sweat Stick. Applying this natural balm while in the sauna will boost your results and help you reap the benefits of the sauna up to 10x more. 

If you’re looking for a good supplement to your gym routine or even something to replace a workout on days that you’re not feeling the gym, visit an infrared sauna to sweat it out. For an at home solution, try the Sweat and Glow Sauna Blanket.

Sweat it OUT

Exercise is a great way to break a sweat and reap the benefits of both the exercise itself and the process of sweating. However, if you are looking for a great supplement to your workouts, a relaxing session in the infrared sauna is a great option. Combining regular exercise and sauna sessions will help you sweat regularly and reap all of the benefits mentioned above.