Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Looking at the news we are seeing some really high temperatures listed in many forecasts all across our nation. Experiencing it firsthand here in North Carolina and especially this week. The good news for me is that it is good for my body. My friend , Brenda, is constantly reminding us while we are playing golf in the heat, that we are doing our bodies "good". According to her we are ridding our bodies of toxins. She is right and here are a few more ways "sweatin it" is good!
circulation increases throughout our organs, muscles, and tissue
the elimination of salt from the body can help prevent kidney stones from forming
prolonged sweating also leads to increased thirst and the need to drink more water, which is also helpful in lowering the risk of kidney stones
the pores on our skin open up and allow for a protective barrier to form against pathogens, thus reducing bacteria on the skin. This can benefit many skin problems such as acne.
One of the best ways to increase sweat production is to exercise, whether it is moderate or intense activity. This morning my DH and I spent 90 minutes outside and even at 9:00 AM to 10:30 we were digging weeds, cutting back flowers and some shrubs and we were "sweatin it"!