Handling Sweat During And After Exercise

If you are exercising, chances are you are going to sweat. Some people sweat more than others.

Some people have greater odor control issues. Both are normal variations, and here’s how to handle them.

First, if you tend to sweat a lot, make sure you are wearing either natural fabrics or synthetics designed to wick moisture away from your skin.

Either will keep you more cool and comfortable. If you sweat a lot, you are also at a greater risk of becoming dehydrated.

So pay special attention to your water intake, and don’t wait to feel thirsty before replenishing your body’s water supplies.sweating

If odor is your issue, try using an antibacterial body wash or soap to help remove odor causing bacteria. Shave or trim your underarm hair.

If you are already using an antiperspirant and deodorant product, and it doesn’t work as well as you would like, try another brand.

Our body chemistries are all different, and your body chemistry changes from time to time. Try applying your antiperspirant/deodorant to dry skin before you go to bed at night.

You can also reapply before exercising. If all else fails, talk to your doctor. There are some prescription products that work very well.

Whether you sweat a little or sweat a lot, be considerate of your fellow exercisers. Always carry a clean towel with you, and wipe away any sweat you may leave behind.