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Does Sweating Really Make You Lose Weight?


July 11, 2017

Are you constantly feeling like a sweaty beast at the gym? Are people staring at you? Let them stare, because perspiration can actually be a sign that you are getting healthier! It is true that most of the weight you lose from sweat will come right back, but it is a sign that you are going in the right direction. Here is what sweating can tell you about your health»

Why Do We Sweat?
While sweating might be uncomfortable and gross, it actually helps save your life! When you are in an intense workout or situation, your body secretes sweat as a way to cool down your core temperature. It is a necessary precaution! Now that we are all aware of armpit sweat and how it smells, we use deodorant, but this doesn’t stop your body from sweating. It simply makes the sweat come from different areas.

Weight Loss From Perspiration
Perspiration weight loss can be seen quickly, but it can fade even quicker. The urea, salts and ammonia that you excrete weight almost nothing at all. It’s the water weight that you are seeing fade and it will come back as soon as you hydrate yourself. If you have to shed weight quickly, you could try these sweat-inducing techniques»

  • Wear a sweatsuit while working out.
  • Work out in a basement or boiler room.
  • Hot yoga
  • Take less rest time in between exercises

Exercises to Ramp Up Perspiration
If you do need that temporary slashing on your scale, sweating is a great way to do it. You can get away with less hydration for a day or two, but don’t completely eliminate it from your routine. Here are some exercises that will get you sweating in a jiff»

  • Kettlebell Swings
  • Sprints (8-8.5 on the treadmill)
  • Box Jumps
  • Jump Rope
  • Stair Master
  • HIIT Training

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