High temperatures of summers and excessive sweating are unbearable and give an unpleasant feeling. It creates many problems like dehydration, suffocation, heat burns, and itching. However, it is required by our body systems in a moderate amount. Although being unacceptable and unbearable, these nature’s mechanisms befit us in many ways. To avoid the unpleasant feelings of such a climate, we have become much bound to facilities keeping us away from this torment.
Comfort lifestyle gives us luxury sensations but has its drawbacks also while making us lazy and less exposed to nature’s mechanisms for regulating our body. The living style we adopt in the developed countries with facilities restricts us from being exposed to the outside heat and temperature.
Why is sweating essential for our body?
Hot winds get more irritating since we spend most hours in our chilled inner space and get addicted to that environment. It makes us feel the heat much more. The natural mechanisms of our body affect health in many ways, their absence can lead to many problems. Adopting a cozy and comfortable life, staying in air-conditioned places and not sweating, relaxes us well but like every other natural process sweating too has its benefits, for our skin, body and internal systems.
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Importance of sunlight and heat for our body
Sunlight and heat are essential for our body, both aiding in numerous mechanisms. Deficiency of certain vital vitamins and minerals is observed in children and adults living in closed apartments and inner spaces not getting exposed to the sunlight. For long runs it can cause growth problems in bone development in children and for brittle bones for adults. Getting exposed to high temperatures and heat is essential to give warmth to our body and bones and produce sweat, which with its release aids in numerous mechanisms and benefits the body. However, long exposure to such conditions may lead to the drawbacks, but an adequate amount of every natural thing is required to balance all mechanisms.
Benefits of Heat and Sweating
Removes Body Heat
Sweat removes the body heat along with the water evaporating from the skin surface. The energy required for this process is the heat energy in the body. This heat is removed inside the body and reaches the skin surface when we are exposed to high temperatures. So the more exposed we are, the more heat is lost. Therefore, this loss is beneficial up to a limited extent, beyond which it can be dangerous for the body.
We expose ourselves to heat in sauna or while doing exercise. This burns the calories in our body and releases sweat and body heat. It initiates with the burn out of fats which produce heat in the body and the heat is removed with sweating. So it goes the other way round, where fat burn causes sweating, so it can be an indication of fat disposal.
Hydrates, Cleanses and Moisturises Skin
Sweat removes the dirt, impurities and bacteria residing on the top layer of skin. In addition, the water with sweat hydrates the skin layer. Moreover, it also activates the production of sebum which is a fatty substance and an in-built skin moisturiser.
Drawbacks of excessive sweating
Excessive sweating and heat exposure has adverse effects on the body and skin. However within adequate amounts it prevents the body from overheating, releases heat and body salts inside through the skin pores, clearing the skin and giving a cooling effect.
Like most natural things, sweating too has its pros and cons. It is beneficial for the skin and body, but on the other hand extreme sweating also causes dehydration and loss of body water. So in cases of more sweating, replacement should be done accordingly with water and other liquid drinks with nutrients to replace your lost electrolytes with sweat.
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