Thursday, May 13, 2010

All that sweat!!

I perspire alot!! yes i do. It is so uncomfortable especially on my face. I do not know why i perspire alot on my face and neck. It is so irritable. I cant put on any make up on my face, all the make up will melt within minutes! When i visited my doctor, all she said was because i am very fit and i have a high metabolic rate which causes my body to burn energy at a faster rate and this increases the amount of sweat. (hishhh....and why are these love handles still hanging on to me!) According to her this is something normal for me. I am always exercising and my body needs to maintain a functional body temperature in order to disperse the excess energy generated by the metabolic process. Exercise means muscles are actively working. (plus calories effectively burning!)

Everyone knows the reason to perspire is to regulate body temperature. Perspiration or sweat is our body's way of cooling itself whether from working muscles or from over stimulated nerves like when one is nervous, anxious, angry, afraid and of course the weather (temperature)

We are constantly perspiring whether you notice it or not. When water in our sweat evaporates from the surface of our skin, it leaves a salty taste (sodium chloride). The loss of salt and water from your body can easily dehydrate you. This is a natural process, that is why it is important for you to drink when you are exercising ( i normally recommend a small gulp of fluid every 15 - 20 mins ) but, if after taking enough fluid and you still feel thirsty, i would suggest a visit to your doctor. There is a condition known as hyperhidrosis that is an over active sweat gland. Certain drugs taken might also be a contributing factor for over sweating.

yours truly is just stretching but sweating profusely

How do i deal with my sweaty problem. I have my own thing that i do and this might help if you have the same problem.

1) i will always take a shower BEFORE and after my workouts

2) wash my hair almost everyday because i sweat alot on my hair.

3) wash my face often ( wuduk does really help)

4) bring a face towel when working out. wipe my face and neck to prevent too much sweat. sweat always drips from my face and hair.

5) bring fresh clothes (under wears too!!) along, i will change as quickly as possible after every workout.

6) i will always switch off my car air condition and open my car windows wide for fresh air to enter and blow my sweat away.

Honestly i do not use any antiperspirant although most people do. I dont like the sticky feeling moreover i am allergic to alcohol (antiperspirant, deodorant, perfume contains alcohol)

p/s I always joke with my kids and close friends that i am HOT STUFF that is why i perspire alot.... ha ha :)

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