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Trying to sweat more during a workout is an idea that's left over from sports with weight categories, like rowing, boxing, collegiate wrestling. The idea is that an athlete will put on extra muscle weight, then dehydrate him or herself right before an event or weigh-in to fit into a desired weight category. Most of the sports will allow the athlete some ...


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When running outside in the winter/cold weather you should keep couple of things in mind. 1) Firstly cold weather is really bad for your joints. If you expose them for a prolonged periods of time to cold they will eventually start hurting you. With that said make sure you put some warm clothes on yourself. You must consider the fact that there might be ...


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Sweaty hands is a common ailment for weight lifters and rock climbers, with equally detrimental effects. The solution really isn't nutrition related. It's simply chalk. Chalk dries the hands, and improves your grip. If you feel that chalk would be detrimental to the environment, you can go for an "Eco Ball" by Metolius. Same effects, although I might ...


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I do not think you can do anything specific to control sweat rate, rather you can learn to deal with it. Having trained for Ironman, I know what you are talking about. The logistics of the amount of water and salt on long training days gets ridiculous. My first Ironman, I drank 18 litres on the bike, and 8 litres on the run (it was a hot day) and I still ...


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Sweat rate is sweat rate, you can't really control it. Your best bet is to experiment with different fluid and electrolyte replacement modes in training, and see what works best for you. I'm in the same boat, on a 4 hour bike ride (in Phoenix in the summer), I drink close to 80 oz an hour and still lose 4-5 lbs of weight. One thing to remember, is that it's ...


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I'm also a bicycle commuter whose feet tend to sweat a fair amount, especially when I'm active. This caused both strong foot odor and recurring athlete's foot. What's worked best for me: Shoes with plenty of ventilation. Merino wool socks. Shoes have typically been "running" sneakers which have synthetic leather with plenty of mesh bits, and some ...


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No it's highly unlikely. Sweating has a lot to do with your natural physiology, internal temperature and the climate. You should still be able to get sufficient oxygen just by breathing through your mouth. Either way, you could work on opening up your nose by cleaning it regularly. Doing so in a hot shower helps since the heat will cause vasodilation and ...


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I think you are fine. Check out the following articles: Sweating: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia About.com Fitness Myths and Half-Truths Ace Fitness Q&A In all three articles sweating as a response to working out is normal. In fact, the body adapts to sweat sooner the more fit you get so it doesn't store the extra heat your body is producing ...


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I believe this is dehydration and/or exhaustion. There are multiple message boards and online forums where people conclude this. Here is just one example I too have experienced this MULTIPLE times, usually after extremely hard workouts or prolonged endurance events. I've done multiple 24-hour ski races where I never stop during the 24-hours. I end up ...


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Besides the excellent advice in the other responses, I would like to add some points: First, only run when it is cold if you really have to, for example, Sunday January 13th, in Stockholm it was -9 Celcius (C) (16 Fahrenheit (F)) (-15 C considering the wind chill factor). A warmer Sunday, you would see lots of people running at the popular city parks ...


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The cause for a common cold are viruses, not temperature. It is a misconception that the cold is caused by cold weather, it definitely puts more stress on a human body and makes it more vulnerable to already present viruses, but if you are healthy you shouldn't have to worry that much. (see Wikipedia: Common Cold) My last run was one of 30 minutes at 0°C at ...


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People that did a lot of exercise can have a lowered immune response, so they end up sick. Usually after many hours of working out like after marathons or ultra-marathons and so on some people get sick because their immune system doesn't have enough resources to fight off infections. That depends on your condition - do you work out a lot, how do you eat (do ...


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Short answer - I'd say No. Long answer - Wiping off the sweat itself isn't going to cause any issues. If it's annoying you and affecting your performance, then wipe it off. When you're outside running, the air does basically the same thing for you anyway which is generally why you may not find it quite so annoying. I sweat a lot myself and train in a gym ...


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Isotonic drinks really have nothing to do with your metabolism or immune system. It's just water with solutes in it. As you noted above, salt and sugar are the two most common. The salt helps you retain the water. The sugar provides calories and, by some reports, produces a slight performance boost due to the taste of sugar (studies seem to indicate that it ...


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Runners are cooled by the surrouding air (when cooler than the body temperature), and by sweat vaporization. The higher the air temperature, the more we rely on vaporization for keeping cool. If the humidity is high, the air is more saturated with water, and vaporization becomes less effective. The body responds by sweating more. If both temperature and ...


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I play tournament badminton and having fever after a tournament or even longer games is standard for me. I get high body temperature, sore throat, clogged nose and all flu-like symptoms. Have to get under a warm blanket or wear a pullover cos of the cold. The symptoms stay only until night, and next morning they're gone. I eat properly during longer game ...


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Like another answer has already mentioned, SmartWool cycling or running socks are great and will help your feet to "breathe" while exercising. Another sock brand is Lululemon. They have very high quality socks and I have personally used both their "Lululemon No Show Ultimate Run Sock" and the "Ultimate Low-Pro Run Sock". They can easily run you about $20 a ...


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I feel your pain - I absolutely pour with sweat with any vigorous exercise, even in cool conditions. The conclusion I have to draw is that I'm dumping a lot of waste heat, and the profuse sweating is meant to get rid of it. I've also noticed that my sweat has an extremely strong smell of ammonia, so much so it's made me cough in the past. Could be that ...


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Consider putting underarm antiperspirant on the palms of your hands at bedtime. I don't know if underarm antiperspirant is safe or effective on the hands. See this study which studied the use of underarm antiperspirant on the feet. There exist $20 antiperspirants labeled for use on hands. The inactive ingredients might differ from those of underarm ...


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Sweating is generally either: genetics, or high level of stress (or both). If you have been dealing with sweaty palms for a while, and do not have high levels of stress, it might be genetics. (Some food might make you feel hot like spices and stuff, but i personally do not believe that they cause constant sweating..) I am not a doctor, but myself I have a ...



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