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Don't Sweat It

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  • Sweat produced when you exercise comes from your eccrine glands while sweat produced when you’re stressed or anxious is produced by your apocrine glands
  • “Stress sweat” smells different than “exercise stress” and leads to a heightened state of alertness
  • Men who sniffed women’s stress sweat rated them as less confident, trustworthy and competent

By Dr. Mercola

Although many people would rather not sweat, especially when said sweating occurs in the midst of an important social or work-related event, this natural body process is quite beneficial. For starters, sweating helps to prevent your body from overheating because it helps you maintain a proper body temperature.


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