Wrestle Then Hydrate

Female wrestlers work up a good sweat during and after a match.

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After observing many matches, they tend to hydrate well. That is a good idea.

Two types of sweat glands can be found in humans: eccrine glands and apocrine glands. The eccrine sweat glands are distributed over much of the body.

In humans, sweating is primarily a means of thermoregulation, which is achieved by the water-rich secretion of the eccrine glands.

Here is an article from a guest writer that speaks to the reasons why sweating and hydrating afterwards is very important.

Know The Purpose of Sweating After Drinking Water
 by: Lynsey Carter

Sweating comes about from the body’s production of fluids that are intended for evaporation from the skin to cool you down. What sweat consists of primarily is water, and included in your sweat, in this water, is a small quantity of sodium chloride, ((Sodium chloride, is also known as salt / common salt / table salt / or halite. It is an ionic compound with the formula NaCl. Sodium chloride is the salt most responsible for the salinity of the ocean and of the extracellular fluid of many multicellular organisms. As the major ingredient in edible salt, it is commonly used as a condiment and food preservative. – thank you Wikipedia)) and this substance is excreted by your skin’s sweat glands by sweating after drinking water.


There are two unique types of sweat glands, these are the –

* apocrine sweat glands – Apocrine glands are composed of a coiled secretory portion located at the junction of the dermis and subcutaneous fat, from which a straight portion inserts and secretes directly into the infundibular portion of the hair follicle; (Wikipedia)

* and eccrine sweat glands – Eccrine glands (or merocrine glands) is composed of an intreaepidermal spiral duct, the “acrosyringium,” a straight dermal portion, and a coiled acinar portion in the dermis or hypoderman, and are found at virtually all sites on the human body. (Wikipedia)

Your apocrine sweat glands produce your body sweat that contains some of those nasty fatty materials, but these sweat glands are mainly sited in the your armpits and around your genital area. It is these sweat glands that happen to be the main reason for your body odor. Why do we have body odor? It is because bacteria break down any of the organic components in our sweat excreted by these strategically-positioned (?) apocrine sweat glands.

Meanwhile, your eccrine sweat glands, are distributed over your entire skin surface. These glands are incredibly abundant on the palms of your hands, on the soles of your feet, and on your forehead. That is why you have sweaty palms, sweaty feet and a sweaty head. These eccrine sweat glands work by the production of sweat made mainly from water and salts. The other main function of these glands is for your body’s temperature regulating.

Why You Sweat After Drinking Some Water

Why you sweat after drinking water, comes down to a couple of things that you probably should know.

In terms of sweating after drinking water, it is incredibly important to make sure you are adequately hydrated, especially from drinking water, prior to doing your exercise. Although, you will still need to be sure that you do not over exercise.

The quantity of water that you will need to consume prior to, during, and especially after you exercise will need to be more than you would consume when not exercising. Simply put, the more you sweat, the more you will need to drink your water, so that you do not lose too much through your excessive perspiration or excessive sweating.

Because you should be putting more fluids into your system, sweating after drinking water is not normally a bad situation to be in, mainly due to you simply sweating out what water that you have consumed.

One thing to remember with when you are sweating after you’re drinking of water is that you must endeavor to keep the balance of water-in to water-out right, so should you even be tired from exercising, you will still be sweating and this is why you have to ensure you are still drinking your water. By doing this and keeping a watch over your drinking, you will ensure that whatever you lose in perspiration you will make up from drinking the right quantity of water.

Of course, if you are not drinking enough, certain signs of dehydration could show up that you will need to look out for. The symptoms of dehydration let you know if you are drinking enough water, or if you are not, and these symptoms include –

* nausea, including after your exercise;

* peeing dark yellow urine or;

* no urine at all;

* having a dry and sticky mouth;

* and dry, hurting (stinging) eyes.

Not only will drinking water keep you healthy and hydrated, but it can also assist you to lose that extra weight as well. Water has long been utilized as an aide to extra weight-loss, think of it as a nice side-effect not a nasty.


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Sources: brainyquote.com, Wikipedia, fciwomenswrestling2.com, FCI Elite Competitor, photos thank you Wikimedia Commons.