The exact make-up of sweat differs from person to person but it’s mostly made up of water, salt, and metabolic waste and elecrolytes. Which is precisely why electrolyte-rich drinks are so important during and after an intense workout.
BOYS VS. GIRLS
Women have more sweat glands than men. Weirdly, men tend to sweat twice as much as ladies.
The more humidity there is in the air, the harder it is for sweat to cool you down. You’ll overheat easily in these conditions so exercise in humid climates with caution!
Men can lose up to two and a half litres of water while exercising. And those who aren’t used to working out in hotter climates can sweat up to three litres.
The human body has between two and four million sweat glands all over the body. The vast majority are on the hands, feet, forehead, armpits and groin.
Sweat itself doesn’t actually smell. It’s the combination of bacteria and sweat that causes body odour.