July 23 | Uncategorized |
Working up a sweat is not always the thing we want to do, but we all know that the after effects from working out are 100% worth it. It’s good to clear out the body (and replenish it with clean water H2O). Sweating means that your body is working correctly and it has loads of great added bonuses. The doctors say we should sweat it out at least 5-7 times a week.
Exercising, or simply being active enough to break a sweat, increases endorphins — the “feel-good hormones.” Endorphins are the reason exercise (and sweating) makes us happy.
Working out with another person, or in a group, causes you to feel less pain- so get a yoga class buddy! And commit to a weekly schedule, and hold each other accountable.
The doctors all recommend it, if you feel like you are coming down with something- hit the mat and break a sweat. According to Dr. Diane De Fiori, “Sweat contains antimicrobial peptides effective against viruses, bacteria, and fungi. These peptides are positively charged and attract negatively charged bacterial, enter the membranes of bacteria, and break them down.” You can combat the common cold!
Sweating actually detoxes your body. In this 2011 study published in the journal Archives of Environmental and Contamination Toxicology found that sweat flushes the body of alcohol, cholesterol, salt, many toxic elements. The best cure for a hangover is moving it out:) So next time you’ve had one glass too many and are feeling it the next day, don’t skip class. You will feel better if you show up and move through it.
Sweating opens your pores and releases the toxins built up deep inside — the same toxins that cause pimples and blemishes on your skin. However, this benefit only applies to normal sweating.
Sweating affects you all the way down to your bones. Sweating it out helps you eliminate some of the salt and calcium in your bones, which reduces the amount of salt and calcium in your kidneys. Salt and calcium create kidney stones. Also, once you sweat more, naturally begin to consume more water- which also helps prevent kidney stones.
University of Michigan researchers discovered that sweat glands play a role in the wound-healing process, including recovery from scrapes, burns, and ulcers. They found that sweat glands have a reservoir of adult stem cells that quickly take action when you are wounded.
Most people aren’t trying to run ultra marathons or be professional athletes. We are all just want to be fit, strong, and lean. Rather than trying to commit to any specific routine for the rest of your life — you only need to commit to sweating daily. The great thing is YOGA does all these things and more.