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How to Balance Sweating and Proper Hydration

Sweating is one of the most important things that your body does everyday. It helps to clean the pores in your skin and removes toxins from your body. It also helps to regulate the internal temperature of your body to keep you from getting too hot. Sweating also helps prevent sickness by helping your body to get rid of toxins that may be lurking inside of you. Sweat is about 95 percent water, which means that when you sweat, your body's water levels decrease. Therefore, you need to make sure that you stay properly hydrated everyday.

Balancing Sweating and Hydration

Every time you sweat your body loses water, and you sweat every day, regardless of whether you notice it or not. Your body loses about 10 percent of its daily water through sweat and even more if you exercise during the day. Therefore, you need to make sure that you replenish your body with water often. In general, you should be getting about 64 ounces of water into your system everyday. Some people require more and some require less (this usually depends on your weight and height), but if you're getting about eight glasses of water every day, you're probably not going to dehydrate. If you work out though, you need to balance sweating and hydration even more closely. For every 15 minutes of exercise that you do, you should be getting about eight to 10 ounces of water into your system. Do this by sipping cold water slowly during your workouts to get it back into your system quickly. You should also make sure that you drink plenty of water before you workout (two to three hours prior to getting ready to workout) in order to avoid dehydration. This will ensure that you sweat and help your body maintain a healthy internal temperature during your exercise routine.

Avoiding Dehydration

If you fail to properly balance sweating and hydration, your body may become dehydrated. As a result, your body temperature will increase and your body will have no way to bring it down. This could lead to heat exhaustion, heat stroke and possibly even fainting. Avoid this by hydrating yourself whenever you sweat to make sure that you're getting fluids back into your body. This will help you maintain a balance that will keep your body going.

Sweating is vital to your body. In order to sweat, though, your body needs enough water. Whether you workout regularly or you just notice that you're sweating during the day, make sure you get more water into your system. If you do take in water but notice that you don't sweat often, it could be a sign of a more serious complication within your body. You should see your doctor to figure out why your body is not producing sweat. It could make a big difference in the way you feel during and after a workout.

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