Why you should sweat every day
You either love sweating or you hate it. Some people find it therapeutic, cleansing and relieving. Others find it sticky, smelly and disgusting! Either way, it is extremely good for you and is an important thing to do every day. The experts at London’s skin and wellness centre Nuriss share their advice on why sweating is good for you and what methods work well to enjoy a daily sweat…
Sweating lowers blood pressure
If you have naturally high blood pressure or a high sodium diet, then sweating is a fantastic way to offset it and lower your blood pressure, minimising your risk of heart disease. Infra-red saunas are a great option. They produce radiant heat that penetrates joints, muscles and tissues while rapidly moving oxygen around the body, increasing circulation and lowering blood pressure.
Sweating detoxifies the skin
Cleansing the body through heat is an extremely effective method for overall health, and the ancient technique has stood the test of time. Sweating flushes away environmental toxins that work their way deep into your skin’s pores, such as lead, mercury, arsenic and cadmium. Again, a sauna is a great option to release these harmful toxins, but it’s important to stick to the recommended 15 to 30 minutes two to four times per week.
Sweating burns calories
Exercising burns calories. We all know that, but did you know that exercising with minimal or no sweat, even if you heart rate is up, burns significantly less calories than if the sweat is dripping off of you when you’re exercising? That’s why trends like hot yoga, which is essentially yoga in an infra-red heated room, gained popularity and kept it to this day. The next time you’re on the treadmill or exercise bike, try to resist turning the fan on for as long as possible and allow your body to sweat it out! Even sitting in a sauna, not exercising or moving at all boosts your body’s calorie expenditure by pumping blood to your skin.
All this sweating might leave you feeling a little bit gross and oily so it’s important to maintain a healthy, daily skincare routine, cleansing, toning and moisturising your face every day. Otherwise your sweating can have some negative impacts on your body, such as breakouts of spots and blackheads. Take a look at our step-by-step skincare guide to make sure you’re using your products correctly, and find out which products work best for different skin types.
Nuriss is a skincare and wellness centre with two clinics in the heart of London. Our experts specialise in everything from laser hair removal and problematic skin to nutrition and fitness.