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Sweating During Exercise

Physical activities increase your body temperature. Your body starts to sweat to keep you cool.


How Much Should You Sweat During Exercise?

Some people sweat more than others during exercise and not everyone gets sweat patches. You can sweat ten times more than normal while exercising – up to 10 litres a day. That’s a lot of fluid, so it’s really important that you stay hydrated.

You can also sweat more after exercise, so always cool down with Sure® Women Maximum Protection Sport Strength, or Sure® Men Maximum Protection Active.


Does a Hard Workout Mean More Sweat?

Despite what many people think, there’s no weight loss or fitness benefit to excessive sweating when exercising. More sweat doesn’t mean you’re burning more calories, it just means your body is fighting harder to cool you down.

There are lots of reasons why you might sweat more during exercise. Synthetic materials trap heat, which can cause more sweating. Men’s sweat glands are more active than women’s – causing them to sweat more. Overweight people retain more heat, so will sweat more during exercise.


How to Sweat Less during Exercise?

Stay fresh and dry by showering after exercise and make sure you dry yourself properly to prevent bacteria-causing body odour.

Check out Sure® antiperspirants with Motionsense™ – our patented encapsulated fragrance technology powered by specially designed microcapsules. Friction from body movement triggers the capsules to break and release bursts of freshness. That means the more you move, the more it protects.

If you’re worried about sweat patches or think you’re sweating excessively during or after exercise, check out Sure® Maximum Protection – it’s our best protection against sweat and wetness.

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