Health and fitness classes are synonymous with being ‘hot and sweaty’, and while this may be one of the less glamorous sides of personal health and fitness, it is actually a very good thing! Perspiration has its own health benefits, so if you find yourself taking it easy during a fitness class, because you don’t want to work up too much of a sweat, keep these few things in mind, and embrace the perspiration!
Removes Toxins from the body
The best reason to work up a sweat is to help your body rid itself of toxins.. Have you heard the phrase ‘Sweating it out’? Well, that’s exactly what your body is doing during a fitness class. A fitness class allows you to purge all the toxins that you body cannot use, also known as ‘waste’, and your body sheds this through your skin as perspiration, to help your body cool down. Although your kidneys and liver really remove the vast majority of toxins from your body, perspiration can still help this process. Losing this moisture through the skin is also a reason why it is so important to stay hydrated during and after exercising. You need to replace the fluid that is lost through perspiration, to keep your organs and muscle healthy and hydrated.
Increased heart rate
When your heart rate increases, your cheeks may become pink and you will start to perspire; this is an indicator that your heart rate has increased and stimulated the circulatory system, yet another way the body flushes toxins from the body, and also sends oxygen to the organs. Kaya Health clubs have a range of fitness classes such as boxing, spinning and circuit classes, all designed to increase the heart rate and get your body moving. When you perspire while working out, it is a sign that your circulatory system is really stimulated, and it is this reaction along with the release of endorphins, that leaves you feeling revitalised after a workout. By boosting the circulatory system and stretching and flexing your muscles during a fitness class, you are essentially spring cleaning your body from the inside out, so a little bit of perspiration on the forehead is a sign that your body is getting a truly rejuvenating workout.
There used to be a myth that exercise and particularly sweat could be the cause of breakouts, when in fact, perspiring opens your pores and allows your skins to excrete oils and toxins that may be trapped in the top layers of your skin. The key however, is to wash your face straight after you exercise, as you don’t want the toxins that have been released during the exercise to sit on your skin and be reabsorbed or trapped within the pore, so by washing your face and moisturising after a workout, you will actually be helping your skin complexion. Not to mention that a great workout can leave your skin glowing with rosy cheeks – yet another reason to embrace the perspiration.
Perspiration is something that can be off putting to some, but by wearing breathable or wicking fabrics when you are undertaking health and fitness classes, you can still feel comfortable and not be distracted from your workout. Kaya Health Clubs have modern, fully equipped changing rooms, where you can shower and freshen up after class, so even if you have pushed yourself to the limit in a spin class, by the time you leave Kaya Health Clubs, you will be looking and feeling fresh and ready to face the rest of your day.
To try a fitness class at Kaya Health Clubs, take advantage of a complimentary class! Call and speak to the team at Kaya to start your fitness journey (03) 9090 1000.