3 Real Benefits of Sweating It Out
Sweat is made of water, salt, amino acids, and proteins... and it's one of your body’s finest tools for self-regulation. When your brain senses your core temperature rising above baseline, your sweat steps up to cool you down through any one of your 4 million sweat glands. You not only sweat when you’re hot, nervous, feverish, or going through hormonal changes but also when your body experiences the positive benefit of working out.
Sticking to a consistent workout regimen is not always easy. There are days when you’d rather park in front of the TV, instead of lacing up your sneakers and pushing hard while having sweat drip down your face. We feel you! But we KNOW you have what it takes to reclaim your focus, rise above setbacks, and claim the rewards of sticking to your game.
The sweat drops are your focus, passion, and tenacity... from the peak practice down to the final rep. It’s where the process of becoming who you want to be meshes with your physical potential and mental grit.
Here are 3 of our favorite benefits of sweating it out that you can soak up when you stick with it. Let's be persistent to make it a lifestyle you live.
1. Bust stress.
Stress is part of the universal human experience. Your body is designed to handle it, but too much stress can negatively lead to a broad range of undesirable symptoms and health consequences. Fortunately, finding stress relief can be a simple workout routine. Exercise combats feelings of depression, anxiety, and stress. Exercise has been shown to improve your mood and produce positive feelings by increasing the production of endorphins.
2. Unlock your potential for power, endurance, and strength.
The right amount of physical stress through exercise, is just what your body needs to make positive strength, power, and endurance gains. As you progressively add time, distance, and intensity to your workouts (when your tissues are ready)...your body responds positively. It'll boost your bone density, encourage muscle growth, and increase muscular endurance and strength. Alongside bone health and mobility, regular exercise can also help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight.
3. Sharpen your cognitive function and memory.
Your sweat sessions are as good for your body as they are for your brain. Exercise promotes the growth of brain cells and blood flow to your brain. This helps improve brain function, prevent chronic disease, and stimulates your hippocampus (the part of your brain that’s vital for learning and memory).
Whether you’re a longtime workout warrior, fitness junkie or new to the game, you can make 2020 a time to be all drip.
New Year, Better You!
Start by diving into a workout you love and drinking enough water to fuel up. In no time, you’ll find yourself soaking up the tangible benefits sweating it out and staying hydrated. Go get it!
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