Sweating is a natural human process that we all seem to be grossed out by. It is sticky and usually accompanied by a wonderful relationship of body odor. Despite all this, it is such an important and healthy aspect of our human anatomy.
The act of sweating is actually such a useful way of releasing toxins and unclogging pores, making all those donuts you had this morning worth it. One of the greatest things about sweating is that it is really beneficial to your skin and helps you achieve that natural glow you're begging for.
Sweating has the ability to help your skin by:
All of this works on the skin because of the pores purging the skin and body of different bacteria, dirt, and minerals. Our skin absorbs a lot of the material and chemicals we come into contact with like pollution, lotions, soaps, dirt, and germs. When our pores are opened due to sweating, our sweat pushes those dreadful things out. What's great about the sweat on your skin is that sweat has the same pH factor as the skin, making it optimal as it is.
Sweating is also good for your insides too! When your body starts the sweating process, it sends a signal that your body is entering a performance zone. When in this zone you are reaching different heart rates and temperature goals that can help you in your exercising intentions.
Exercising is ultimately the ideal way to get your body into the sweating phase (instead of other methods like the sauna). This is ideal because during exercise other effects will occur like:
Sweating from exercise also more natural and more effective.
Many people who exercise will focus on when they start sweating and the amount of sweat they are producing. It is a natural gauge to how your body is doing during the workout and reacting to it. Something that can seem gross is actually very beneficial in a variety of ways, so don't be so hard on yourself the next time your pit stains are showing at work, you are doing good things for your body!
The government requires drivers to keep license plates on their vehicles to protect public and private safety. Commuters are opting to ride bicycles over driving cars for any number of positive lifestyle benefits, but cyclists trade off the safety afforded to drivers.
License plates are not required by law for bicycles in most areas, but there are various benefits to implementing this measure to protect cyclists in reckless riding behavior. Several American states have attempted bicycle license plate systems on a provisional basis, as documented.
Whether you are a leisurely bike rider or consider more of a passion, all riders should be in the habit of regularly cleaning their bike. Simply put, a clean bike looks betters, operates better, and will last longer.
Even if you are using your bike just to cruise to the beach or around town, Bicycling.com recommends, "Cleaning your road bike monthly (or every 20 to 25 rides) and a mountain or 'cross bike more often". So, while it may be easier just to put your bike back in the garage after a few rides, making an effort to wash your bike monthly (even if it doesn't look dirty) can really help extend the life of your bike and help with day to day operation of the bike!