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Body’s Sweatiest Parts – An Insight

sweatiest-partsDo you sweat like a pig? And have been wondering about the real source of this problem. Most individuals think that the sweatiest body parts are the armpits, but in reality it’s the upper back which is responsible for releasing most sweat, as revealed by latest studies. You hands and feet, as well as your fingers secrete the least sweat.

While your soaked tee may make you feel disgusting and leave you smelling sour, but sweating is a crucial function of the body that is a natural response to exercising. When the sweat evaporates, it reduces the heat and keeps you cool. Sweat is a positive repose to the body and can be worked with in order to get good results. This article will outline a few tips to deal with “all that sweat”.


  • Tuck that shirt in order to increase the evaporation. This would in turn reduce the sweat secretion; just allow some gap between the shirt and the skin. The air pocket created will help in sweat evaporation and keep the body cool.
  • Wiping that sweat should be avoided as it helps in cooling the body. Though you may use a towel to wipe the sweat off your forehead as this might prove irritating and distracting while you are going through your workout.
  • Another rule to be followed is to drink fluids at regular intervals in order to replenish the body with water and keep it hydrated. A way of keeping track of the fluid required is to estimate the difference in weight before and after a sweaty workout. Remember to drink at least the same amount of water.
  • It is important to treat the sweat pores like dirt pits especially those of armpits as well as groin which are apocrine glands as opposed to the eccrine glands of other body parts. Apocrine glands tend to infuse sweat with the proteins; these are located in least evaporative parts of the body. So it is important to clean these areas well in order to maintain hygiene. Even if it’s not possible to take a shower, use a hand sanitizer to kill harmful bacteria.
  • It is important to exercise the sweat glands into secreting the sweat. Even a slight increase in temperature may trigger the sweat glands leading to cleaner and more hygiene body.

Sweating also brings a glow to the facial appearances of the individuals helping in flushing out the toxins of the body. Now its time to get sweaty!


Author: Summer H.


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