Sweating is nature's way of helping us stay cool, but it's one of our body's functions that is considered socially "uncool." For centuries, people have been trying to overcome the unpleasant aspects of this very normal and necessary physical response.
Women in particular take great pains to avoid public sweating. This has something to do with the ideal woman being sweat-free and sweet smelling 24/7. The only accurate part of this... Read More
No matter what type of exercise or fitness program you are following, there is one important element you cannot forget: water! Our bodies lose a great deal of water due to perspiration. Staying hydrated during a workout will help you stay focused and more energized. Dehydration could result in serious consequences. Dizziness and nausea can both be symptoms of dehydration.
Sports drinks are... Read More
When you're standing in the aisle of your local pharmacy or superstore shopping for sunscreens for your kids, you might be a little overwhelmed by the choices. There are numerous sun protection products for children on the market right now, in every consistency from thick cream to weightless "sport" sprays and ranging in price from economical to "I don't think so."
All this variety may make you think... Read More
The weather is heating up outside, but that doesn't mean you have to sweat it. If sweating is a source of embarrassment for you, whether working out or at work, see your doctor to rule out a medical condition. Once you do that, then you can take some simple steps to reduce perspiration and boost your confidence. Regular antiperspirants and deodorants may not do the job, but there are higher-strength products now available over the... Read More
Even Miss Manners would acknowledge there's such a thing as gym etiquette. You've either got it or you don't. It doesn't take a genius to figure out the dos and don'ts of the gym, but here's a recap in case you've overlooked anything. Always carry a towel. Most gyms require members to keep a small towel with them at all times when they're working on machines. As you increase your heart rate, you're more likely to sweat and that... Read More