Research shows that sweating is not only good for health, but also beneficial for beauty and keep the weight off. Sweat is the body's natural cooling system when the body temperature is too hot, cold or exercise. As reported Fitday.com, Friday (05/25/2012), the following is a benefit for the body sweat:
1. Disposing of the Body Toxins
Sweating can cleanse harmful substances such as alcohol, cholesterol and salt from the body. The research found that 30% of the body's toxins through sweat discarded. Kidney takes 24 hours to remove harmful toxins from the body, but sweating removes toxins faster.
2. Streamlining the Blood Circulation
Sweating can also help improve the health of the heart and blood vessels. When the body heats up and secrete sweat, the heart works harder to improve blood circulation. This mechanism is useful for long-term health.
3. Beautify Skin
Sweat contains small amounts of antibiotics that fight bacteria found naturally in the skin. Sweating can also clean the pores, making the skin look brighter and smoother. Much sweating can also slow down the signs of premature aging and reduce the effects of skin damage.
4. Burn Calories
Sweating can also help you lose weight. When the body is heated during exercise, body fat soluble in water and out of the body through sweat. Sweating can burn 300 calories per hour.
5. Lowering Stress
Sweat is not directly reduce stress or improve mood. However, increasing body heat through exercise or sauna has a positive effect. Endorphins and other chemicals that are released during exercise naturally improve mood and reduce stress.
6. Sweat makes the body temperature remains cold
Sweat serves to regulate body temperature, which cools your body temperature rises when exercising. Sweating is essential for the body's natural cooling process
7. Sweat can fight infection
The doctors say that sweating can fend methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, better known as MRSA, bad bacteria responsible for several difficult to treat infections. "Sweat has been shown to play an important role in the fight against harmful bacteria and fungus on the skin," says Adam Friedman, MD, FAAD, a doctor at Dermatology Center. That's because sweat contains nitrite, where after reaching the surface of the skin will convert into nitric oxide, a powerful gas with a characteristic spectrum anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. "Sweat also contains a natural antibiotic or antimicrobial peptides called DermIcidin, which can kill MRSA and other nasty bacteria on the surface of the skin," says Friedman.
8. Sweating helps cure diseases
Ever wondered why you sweat when you're cold? Sweating is the body's way to tell the immune system to fight disease. Not only helps keep the weight off, sweating is also useful when you're cold. "The increase in metabolic activity stimulates the immune system. So, when you have a fever, sweating is your body's way of trying to heal itself, "said Christian Nix, MA, L.Ac, a doctor of Chinese medicine and a licensed acupuncturist.
9. Sweating may prevent asthma
If you sweat a lot after exercise, it allows you to minimize the occurrence of asthma. Research from the University of Michigan said that sweating can help reduce the risk of asthma. And the more you sweat when you exercise, the better, because the more you sweat, the lower your risk for asthma.