Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Invisible Perspiration>>>Transpiration

If you weigh yourself right before going to bed and weigh yourself again right after waking up (without going to the bathroom), you will find that you are lighter. No, you haven’t been sleepwalking to your gym. You have been losing water through transpiration or “invisible perspiration” as well as through exhaled respiration (in the form of minute water droplets). This overnight loss of water through your skin and breath explains why you are “thinner” with a flatter stomach when you wake up.

On another note, you've heard the saying: I need to sweat it out! And this is true. Three to five times a week, you should be sweating out the build up your body creates during stressful times.

Sweating by overheating the body produces the following effects:

* Speeds up metabolic processes of vital organs and inhabits the growth of pathogenic bacteria and viruses. The vital organs and glands (including endocrine and sex glands) are stimulated to increased activity.

* Creates a fever reaction that kills potentially dangerous viruses/bacteria and increase the number of leukocytes in the blood, thereby strengthening the immune system.

* Places demands upon the cardiovascular system, making the heart pump harder and producing a drop in diastolic blood pressure.

* Stimulates vasodilation of peripheral vessels, which relieves pain and speeds healing of sprains, strains, bursitis, peripheral vascular diseases, arthritis and muscle pain.

* Promotes relaxation, thereby lending a feeling of well-being.

Be Well...Word to the wise...sweat everday>>>

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