Facts About Sweat
Everybody sweats, but some of us sweat more than others and for different reasons. Check out these sort of gross facts about sweat
Men Sweat More
Men sweat an average 40% more than women. This is likely because women’s bodies better compensate for the water they lose throughout a given day.
Millions of Glands
The average human has between 2 million and 5 million sweat glands throughout his/her body. The body parts with the highest sweat gland concentration are a person’s feet, while the lowest concentration is on his/her back.
Fit People Sweat Easily
People who are in better shape take less time to start sweating than people who are out of shape. After sustaining exercise for a regular routine, a person will start sweating sooner than she had the first few days she started working out.
Causes of Sweat
All people sweat due to heat, exercise, anxiety and stress. Emotional sweating (from anxiety or stress) only occurs after puberty, and it typically occurs on the soles of the feet, palms, face and armpits.
Multiple Types Of Sweat
Humans have eccrine and apocrine sweat glands. Eccrine sweat glands cover the body and are highly concentrated on the hands and feet. Apocrine glands are in the genitals and armpits and secrete lesser amounts of thicker sweat.