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What To Do About Sweat When Running

 

Running is an excellent workout, and that means it’s perfectly natural to work yourself into a sweat when you do it. Everyone sweats at different levels, however, and some may feel that the sweat is starting to get in the way. It’s really not nice when it starts dripping down into your eyes! If you’re finding sweat a problem then here are a few ideas on how to deal with it.

Headbands and Wristbands: Headbands and wristbands have always been used as a way to help manage sweat in various types of exercise. The headband should stop sweat dripping into your eyes and blurring your vision. And wristbands are very useful for giving yourself a quick wipe when you need it. However, not everyone likes this form of protection.

Carry a Towel: It might seem impractical but it’s actually quite easy to fold up a small towel and tuck it into your pants. Just pull it out whenever you need a wipe. This is especially useful if you find that the headbands and wristbands aren’t working well for you. Note, however, that having to pull it out might distract a bit more from your runs.

Wear a Hat: Although you might think that wearing a hat would heat up your head too much, there are many runners who swear by it. The hat serves two purposes. First, it can absorb any sweat that would otherwise drop down into your eyes. Secondly, it keeps the sun out of your face on hotter days, helping to keep your body temperature a little lower.

Choose the Right Clothing: Although you don’t need to go out and buy specialist running clothing, it might be of benefit to you if you sweat a lot. Clothing designed for workouts is meant to handle sweat well by wicking it away from your body and keeping you cool. This is especially important when it’s cool outside. Although you might be hot while you’re running, you can quickly get too cold when your body is drenched in sweat.

Run Outside: Lastly, if you haven’t tried it already then why not try running outside. Of course, this depends on the weather! But when you run outside, you create a natural breeze as you push through the air. Not to mention that natural wind and rain that can also cool you down.

Nothing is going to stop you sweating completely, and that’s a good thing. The fact that you’re sweating proves you’re getting a great workout! As long as you deal with it effectively, it really doesn’t need to be a problem.

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