How to Sweat a Lot While Running

Drink plenty of cold water after your run to rehydrate your body.

Drink plenty of cold water after your run to rehydrate your body.

Ending your run with sweat dripping off your body makes you feel like you accomplished something, and busy women deserve to feel accomplished when they find the time to exercise. Sweat is a way for the body to naturally detoxify and cool itself, so sweating a lot during a workout is completely healthy and natural. It has also been posited that perspiration helps to release pheromones, or sexy chemicals, from your body. There are certain things you can do to raise your perspiration level from slightly glistening to full on sweaty during your runs.

Drink water. This is the number one thing you need to do in order to sweat a lot. Make it a habit to keep a water bottle or glass of water with you throughout the day, and drink from it frequently. Prioritize hydration by drinking six to eight glasses of water each day, even more if you are running often, and your body will up its need to sweat.

Run hard and fast. You're not going to sweat a lot, or burn those extra calories, if you don't push yourself during your runs. Start gradually and work yourself into a pace that makes you breathe harder than normal, feel a slight burn in your legs, and cause you to begin to sweat. Maintain this pace for as long as you can, but continue increasing it as you become a more seasoned runner.

Raise the natural heat level of your run by heading outdoors during warmer months. Run mid-day instead of in the morning or evening to further amp up your sweat level. Use caution with this approach, as you don't want to experience heat or sun poisoning.

Layer your workout clothes to insulate your body and cause some extra sweat. Choose breathable fabrics that wick the moisture away from your skin to eliminate running in drenched clothes. There are many types and styles of workout pants, tank tops, sweatshirts and jackets that both look great and help you sweat.

Sleep enough at night so you feel well-rested during the day. According to a study published in the "American Journal of Physiology," there is a surprising correlation between sweating more and getting enough sleep. Your body functions better when you are rested, which even causes your sweat glands to work more efficiently.

Items you will need

  • Water
  • Workout clothes
 

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