How Much Should I Sweat?

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by | May 20, 2015 | Helpful Tips, Tip of the Day

Sweating is the body’s automatic attempt to cool itself down; it’s not an indicator of the intensity or quality of a workout. Many people just don’t perspire that much, regardless of how hard they exercise, while others can sweat just sitting in place. So rather than assume you got a great workout because your dripping wet, or get upset that you didn’t break a sweat after an intense workout, check some other measures. The first thing you can do is check your heart rate with a heart rate monitor. If it is high, you are most likely improving on a cardiovascular level. If you are the weight lifting type, gauge the strength of you workouts by the level of muscle fatigue after each workout. If you are not sore, then lift heavier, or change your routine.