JUN 04, 2015 09:53 PM PDT

How Sweat Works and Ways to Stay Cooler in the Summer


The summer months are upon us, and depending where you live, you probably sweat every time you spend more than 15 minutes outside.

Sweat is one of the body's natural ways of cooling off. Sweat contains waters and salts that keep the surface of the skin cooler so that the blood pumping in the vessels closer to your skin stay cooler. This in turn regulates some of your body temperature.

Since your body will continually sweat in the summer, this is one of the main reasons why you need to stay hydrated. Without water in your body, your body cannot produce the sweat needed to cool you down.

If being drenched in sweat isn't your cup of tea, some things you can try to reduce body heat include putting a wet towel over the back of your neck to reduce the heat of blood going to and from your brain, or just letting cool water flow over your hands so that the cooler blood and flow back to your body and regulate your body temperature.

There may not be any way of escaping the heat of the summer without going indoors, but you can always help your body effectively regulate its body heat to prevent heat stroke and other medical problems.

About the Author
  • Fascinated by scientific discoveries and media, Anthony found his way here at LabRoots, where he would be able to dabble in the two. Anthony is a technology junkie that has vast experience in computer systems and automobile mechanics, as opposite as those sound.
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