Excessive sweating?

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    May 17, 2009 1:39 AM GMT
    So, I never used to sweat. Then I gained some weight. Now, I sweat profusely when I work out. It's obviously worse when it's humid or hot, but overall I'm sweating a lot. Since I'm doing martial arts, I can't always stop to towel off, and it's to the point where the sweat is getting in my eyes.

    Does anyone else have this problem? If so, is there anything you or I can do to minimize it? icon_question.gif
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    May 17, 2009 1:54 AM GMT
    I sweat a lot.. there isn't a great deal I can do about it, I'm fit and healthy, I just sweat a LOT, even when I'm working out I'm sweating constantly.

    best you can do is wipe it outta your eyes, but I KNow it doesn't last long without a towel (but you have your sleeve icon_razz.gif)
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    May 17, 2009 2:42 AM GMT
    I drip sweat whenever i workout...when i run...forget about it. People think i poured water over my head. I used to wear a headband while I ran...maybe for your martial arts you can do that. Now i just deal with it....sucks but what can you do?
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    May 17, 2009 2:44 AM GMT
    If it's pit-sweat that is especially bothering you, there is the Degree Clinical Strength Antiperspirant that you can put on overnight to reduce sweating. The only thing I know of, at least!
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    May 17, 2009 2:46 AM GMT
    Get a sweatband and a towel.

    Stay hydrated.

    Dress cool.

    Get leaner if you feel you're too fat.
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    May 17, 2009 2:46 AM GMT
    Now, if only I could rub the Degree all over my body. ;)
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    May 17, 2009 4:39 AM GMT
    I hate sweating. I sweat like the little guido I am.
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    May 17, 2009 5:42 AM GMT
    Yeah. But you're a cute "little guido." icon_wink.gif
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    May 17, 2009 5:49 AM GMT
    Like some others have mentioned, there's not really much you can do about it. It's possible that if you lose weight and get back to being healthy it will lessen, at least in your daily life (having to expend less energy to move your mass when you're healthy and not feeling exerted by walking or going up stairs) but nothing's probably going to change in your actual exercise. You'll just have to live with that and wear a sweatband.
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    May 17, 2009 6:32 AM GMT
    you can use an overnight aluminium chloride product that will help stop sweating, you apply it to the area, however, there are a few downsides to it

    1, increased sweating in other areas

    2, an itch like you wouldn't believe especially under the arms OMG

    you can apply enough that it will actually stop sweat completely, however, its not a good idea and plus you have to apply it every few nights.

    do a google search for something called odaban I know the name, but its actually to treat hyperhydrosis (over active sweating)
  • calibro

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    May 17, 2009 7:04 AM GMT
    Take pride in your sweating. Sweating a lot is a sign that your body is working well--- that's what your body is meant to do, and the more you can do it through exercise as your fitness progresses, the more efficiently your body is working.
  • 2theTEE

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    May 17, 2009 7:13 AM GMT
    If you're at a gym, wipe off any excess sweat w/a towel and then cool off in front of a fan, if there is any, during your rest in between sets. That's what I do since I'm a heavy sweater too.

    During your martial arts training, wearing a sweatband around your head will help out immensely when you can't (or don't want to) stop to wipe. Don't forget to pack a few bands too.
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    May 17, 2009 7:38 AM GMT
    It could just be your sympathetic system kicked into overdrive set off by various causes... that seems to be what happens to hyperhidroses patients though I extremely doubt you have that.

    I sweat ridiculous amounts... when I'm doing my cardio my shirt gets drenched... its actually quite annoying.
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    May 17, 2009 7:49 AM GMT
    Quit taking or drinking enhancements bro...icon_lol.gif
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    May 17, 2009 8:54 AM GMT
    Caffeine can cause sweating...Caffeine is found in many energy drinks

    Some herbs and spices that are marketed to speed up metabolism may cause sweating..these can be ingredients in some weight loss products.

    There are a few prescription medications that can cause sweating

    I doubt that either of the above could result in profuse sweating. They would only make an existing problem a little worse.

    An overactive thyroid can result in sweating..

    The other posters gave you good advice
  • JohnG16775

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    May 17, 2009 10:20 PM GMT
    I seat like a horse, its good for me, dont sweat as much anymore after the workout it used to be a real problem