A theory about bad breath and sweating
Saturday, October 23, 2010
I sweat a lot. I am always soaked at the end of spin class and crusted with salt after a long run. I used to be embarrassed by my copious perspiration and comments at the gym "Did you just go swimming? Need a second towel?", but it's just the way my body functions, and it does not bother me any more.
I have been feeling the past few weeks that I have bad breath. I have been brushing and flossing diligently. Keeping breathe mints handy in case I need to work close and one on one with someone. But it has not been going away. I eat healthy and drink plenty of water. My friends have said they don't notice anything, but I do.
This morning I did an intense spin class, my first hard workout since my bike crash a month ago. (My shoulder is still painful and the extent of the injury unknown. Hoping to have MRI soon, but that's a whole other blog.) I was sweating profusely as I usually do, and I was a bit stinkier than normal. I started thinking that since i have not been doing my regular sweaty workouts, I was excreting things through my skin today that had been accumulating over the month without my regular daily sweat sessions. I am not a stinky person usually, just a sweaty one. The it dawned on me that my recent lack of intense exercise and sweating could be the cause of my bad breathe.
That's my theory today.