FITness – lesson #5 SAUNA FAQ
Hello !! It’s me again, with some answers that many have asked themselves and others but it’s a subject that not everyone wants to search and study on the internet. So…I made the research and chose a nice article explaining the benefits of the sauna.
**Please note: The information below was verified and analyzed before placed in this article. The information is not mine nor is it original by me.
The Details of Sweat
The body contains two main types of sweat glands:
- Apocrine glands, located mostly in the armpits, pubic area and scalp, secrete sweat that contains fats and other organic compounds. (Bacteria on the skin interacting with these compounds is what causes body odor.) These glands, which become functional at puberty, also emit hormones and pheromones believed to attract the opposite sex.
- Eccrine glands, which number more than 2 million and are scattered all over the body, are the real workhorses when it comes to sweating. Activated by heat as well as stress and emotions, these glands secrete odorless, watery sweat that cools you down as it evaporates on the skin.
Posted on March 27, 2014, in FITness and tagged Additional Benefits of a Sauna, Apocrine glands, Cardiovascular Benefits of a Sauna, Eccrine glands, SAUNA FAQ, sweat glands, Sweat Toxins Out, The Details of Sweat. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.