How Does Sweating Cool You Off?

Plenty of people sweat when they exercise. Sweating helps to cool your body, but you can’t rely on sweating alone. You need to get rid of the excess heat by making better use of the water in your skin and muscles, which is what sweat does best. For example, during a workout you raise your core temperature (your body’s internal temperature) slightly; this raises your blood pressure and increases perspiration production so that more water evaporates from your skin than you lose through breathing or other means. It also lowers muscle tension so that less energy has to be expended in order for them to remain at rest position—and since muscles are mostly made up of water, they will become cooler as well! These changes happen so quickly that it takes only about one-third of an hour for these effects on blood flow and oxygen uptake to take place.[1]

Sweating may feel good because it’s related both physiologically (by lowering body temperature) and psychologically (by reducing fatigue). But while some people enjoy feeling hot after a workout, others hate sweating because it feels uncomfortable or even makes their clothes stick against their skin uncomfortably[2]. In addition, women tend not to sweat as much as men do,[3] which could make exercising uncomfortable if weight loss isn’t achieved through dieting rather than increasing activity level.[4][5][6][7][8] Though there are several psychological reasons why athletes might dislike sweaty conditions such as marathon runners going out

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