Embrace the Louisiana Heat: Benefits of Sweating

There is nothing quite like the Louisiana heat. Temperatures are high and bodies are glistening with sweat. While sweating is not the most comfortable bodily function, it is actually very good for your health! Allow the experts at the Aspen Clinic to walk you through some of the health benefits of sweating, and take advantage of the scorching Louisiana heat right outside your front door! 

Increased Circulation

Sweating increases circulation through our muscles, organs, and tissues. Made up of mainly fluid and salt, sweat is released by your body, primarily to cool it, after physical activity. Keeping active boosts your body’s production of good cholesterol and improves blood flow.

Detoxifies The Body

Functional medicine physician, Jeffery Morrison, MD explains “the primary detox organs are the liver and kidneys, but sometimes they’re not able to get rid of certain toxins because the load is too large. What doesn’t leave gets stored in the fat, so the body gets rid of it through a secondary system, which is sweat.”

Releases Excess Salt

Sweat is mostly comprised of water, salt (sodium), and other essential minerals known as electrolytes. When you sweat, you lose mostly water, but you also lose some salt and other minerals that are not needed in the body.

Increases Water Intake

Sweating forces you to drink more water! Since you lose so much water when you sweat, it can cause dehydration, making you thirsty. If the heat doesn’t have you reaching for a cold glass of water, you will want to when you start sweating. 

Helps Fight Off Colds & Other Illnesses

Sweating is great for immune health. When you sweat, your body reacts much like it does when you have a fever. By raising your body temperature, you are helping your body kill pathogens.

Boosts Endorphins

Sweating releases endorphins in the brain that make people feel good. It has been shown that people who work out regularly and sweat on a daily basis feel more satisfied and happier once finishing the workout. Along with being labeled, the “feel good” endorphin, sweating can also ease pain!

Join The Aspen Clinic – We Have 9 Locations in Louisiana

If you are looking for more health and wellness tips, join us at the Aspen Clinic! The Aspen Clinic program is based on lifestyle changes, not temporary dieting. In summary, our program is designed to increase your metabolism and help you develop a new set of eating and activity habits. We will individualize your program according to your daily caloric needs to ensure that you are losing fat and avoiding the loss of lean muscle mass. 

Visit any of our Aspen Clinic locations across Louisiana, Baton Rouge, Covington, Hammond, Harvey, Houma, Lafayette, Metairie, Prairieville, and Slidell, or schedule an appointment today to get started! 

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