We know that our body performs many functions, and we know that a body sweats. A comedian–whose name escapes me–said sweat is a punishment for exercising. Imagine that, your body punishing you for keeping you healthy.
I have to admit the comedian made me laugh, but I do know sweat is incredibly important. And, even though you may be embarrassed by it, this function does your body good.
Sweat Is Your Friend
Sweat expels different toxins from your body. It also cools you down when your body or environment gets too hot. And you can even lose weight by sweating. It’s definitely better than any exercise I’ve ever done.
Sweat glands also secrete pheromones. I (unknowingly) learned about these molecules from comic books. Poison Ivy–a villain from the Batman comics–used pheromones to seduce and control her victims. But when I was kid, I didn’t know pheromones were real.
I have learned we do indeed secrete pheromones. Human beings secrete different types of pheromones. For example, a woman secretes a specific pheromone that her baby uses to identify her. There are other pheromones that are very useful, but what if you sweat excessively or produce a foul smell?