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Is It Good to Sweat?

Sweating

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  • Your body releases sweat to help regulate its body temperature to prevent you from overheating
  • Sweating also helps your body to eliminate toxins, which supports proper immune function and helps prevent diseases related to toxic overload
  • Sweating may help kill viruses and bacteria that cannot survive in temperatures above 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, as well as on the surface of your skin
  • Virtually any type of intense exercise will prompt you to sweat, but you can also induce sweating via a sauna, either traditional or infrared
  • Be sure to replace fluids and electrolytes after a session of heavy sweating

By Dr. Mercola

Sweating is a natural, essential body process designed to help your body stay cool. But some may wonder whether it’s beneficial to encourage your body to sweat more for reasons beyond temperature control.


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