Why Sweat? Here are 4 Great Reasons that Hot Yogis Love
THE “FEEL-GOOD” DRUG: Called Endorphins your body gets into gear producing these feel-good drugs as you get your body moving. A 2009 study published in the journal, Biology Letters, found group workouts actually increase endorphin levels and cause less pain for those who work out together than those who train alone. Sweating it out during a group exercises like hot yoga can help put a smile on your face.
THE “NO-ZIT” SOLUTION: Your skin is your largest excretory organ. You sweat more junk out through your skin than you pee or poo. Don’t kid yourself, not all sweat is created equal. Working out in an air-conditioned room or a warm mildly heated room may not get you that “oh so deep clean feeling” you were hoping for. Once you get in the deep heat your body will draw water out from deep inside getting out all those greasy bits. Hence, why it is so important to replenish after a strong practice. Try a personal fav of us Fire Shaper hot yogis – Want More Energy
CONTROL YOUR MOOD: Research has suggested that there are neural pathways in the brain that change when you get your physical activity up to par to generate an awe-inspiring sweat. So next time you notice Mr. or Mrs. Crabby pants walking into yoga and Mr. and Mrs. Cool Calm and Collected walking out of class, it may not be a coincidence!
FIGHT DISEASE: Who needs hand-sanitizer? A study from Eberhard Karls University Tubingen in Germany suggests that human perspiration contains a naturally occurring antimicrobial peptide called dermcidin, which has been proven to fight tuberculosis germs and other dangerous pathogens, says Dr. Bowe. It’s like an invisible force field against germs!