sweaty facts

TOP 10 SWEATY FACTS

ODOR EATERS

The only situations in which your sweat will naturally have an odor (without coming into contact with bacteria) is if you’ve eaten a ton of garlic, onions or other notoriously fragrant dishes.

FOOT FUNK

Most of your sweat glands are on your feet, not under your arms.

MAKING YOUR MARK

Those unattractive yellow stains on the armpits of T-shirts are caused by the fatty acids found in the sweat released by the apocrine glands.

SURVIVING SWEAT

Camels can sweat out 25% of their own body weight and stay hydrated. A human would die after sweating away just 12% of their body weight. So respect the camel, people.

THE INGREDIENTS OF SWEAT

The exact make-up of sweat differs from person to person but it’s mostly made up of water, salt, metabolic waste, and electrolytes. 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. Ironically, men tend to sweat twice as much.

MERCURY RISING

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 stay hydrated and exercise with caution in humid climates.

WORKOUT WATER

Men can lose up to 2/3 of a gallon of water while exercising. And those who aren’t used to working out in hotter climates can sweat up to a gallon.

EXIT ROUTES

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 DON'T SMELL

Sweat itself doesn’t actually smell. It’s the combination of bacteria and sweat that causes body odor.