Why do some people sweat and others not?

why do some people sweat

Here’s a question we get asked all the time on boot camp. Why do some people sweat and others not during exercise?

And is there anything you can do about it?

Of course sweating is a natural phenomenon because it’s how our bodies regulate temperature. Without it we would be in serious trouble. Another reason is a medical condition called hyperhidrosis but there are telltale symptoms which occur when there’s no reason to be sweating.

And women in the menopause also sweat suddenly and excessively.

But when exercising? Why do some people sweat and others not so much? Look around. Some people are bright red in the face and sweat is pouring out of them. Others still look pristine and hardly look like they’ve done anything!

Amy Marturana writes in the Huffington Post about her particular issues and it turns out there are a ton of things that can influence how much a person sweats.

“When comparing two different people, both genetics and physiological adaptations have a hand in determining who will sweat more. “A big factor in how much you sweat is genetic, determined by exactly how many sweat glands you have,” Michele Green, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist in New York City and RealSelf advisor, tells SELF. “It’s also affected by other factors like gender, fitness level, health status, and weight.”  Also, exercise intensity, the clothes you’re wearing, and the weather all have a hand in how much you sweat on any given day.

All worth bearing in mind when you start to feel self conscious during a boot camp!

Read the full article here.