It’s no secret that working out is trendy right now. There are new fitness regimes popping up every few months, clothing companies strictly dedicated to activewear meant to be worn out in public, and juice bars giving coffee shops a run for their money. Being fit is in style and we love it. But fitness is more than just a passing trend. Here are some real and lasting health benefits to getting your sweat on at Reformation Pilates in Ringwood.

Sweating Detoxes the Body

Your skin is your largest organ, and when you sweat your skin pushes toxins out. Alcohol, cholesterol, salt, all those yucky things that affect the quality of your health. What’s more, sweating unclogs the pores and help the body to slough off dead skin cells so your complexion stays clear and glowing. Sweating once a day really helps your body stay on top of all of these things and keeps you feeling fresh.

Sweating Boosts Energy Levels

That post-workout feeling after a good sweat sesh isn’t magic—although it sure feels that way. When you elevate your heart rate for an extended period of time, your body produces endorphins. Endorphins are the natural feel-awesome hormone that are released during exercise. Not only that, it has been proven that working out in a group makes a workout seem less difficult than if you were working out alone. Hooray for group sweat sessions! 

Sweating Fights Off Nasties

And we don’t mean because of the smell! Sweat is naturally antimicrobial and can fight viruses, bacteria and fungi. Not such a bad thing when our largest organ is constantly being exposed to the germs that literally exist everywhere in the world. The combination of salt and slight acidity of sweat is what keeps you healthy. That being said, you still need to wipe down your machine after class!

Sweating also means you are moving your body! It is no secret that a daily movement practice contributes to a healthy body, mind and soul. And you know what they say: A sweat sesh a day keeps the doctor away!