Only those who are really sweaty from sport have trained really well. Or does the sweating behavior have a completely different function?

Condition influences the sweating behavior


The peripheral vessels expand faster, which is gentle on the heart and circulation and ensures a constant moderate body temperature. Another factor lies in the genome of each individual, because the exact number of sweat glands is genetically determined.

Sweat a lot – drink a lot!

In untrained athletes, it takes longer for the sweat to drip. When it starts, however, he usually sweats very heavily and loses more electrolytes than the trained person. Accordingly, fluid loss should be compensated for by using “good” thirst quenchers – preferably water. As a rule, it is sufficient to replenish the lost fluids and salts after exercise. However, if the training lasts longer than an hour, you should take the water bottle with you and drink something every quarter of an hour.

In the case of particularly long training units, isotonic drinks are useful to balance the electrolyte balance; in addition, it cannot hurt to choose water with a high proportion of magnesium , sodium, calcium and chloride.

Not sweating at all can be dangerous

If the body temperature increases, the heat must be dissipated as quickly as possible through the skin so that the body is not damaged. Long-lasting high performance can only be achieved at a normal body temperature. Even on hot days, it is therefore important to provide the body with enough fluids to sweat. It should be two to three liters.