At Hampton’s leading gym for CrossFit, yoga, and many other forms of physical fitness, there’s one thing you can be sure of: when you’re here, you’re going to sweat. We like to make our members sweat because it’s actually good for your health for a number of reasons. Here are just a few of them.

Natural Cooling
From slow, graceful yoga poses to intensive crossfit sessions, your body must burn calories to perform any exercise. And just like a piece of wood burning in a campfire, heat is produced. If it wasn’t for sweating your body’s core temperature would continue to rise during intense activity, possibly leading to heat stroke. Sweat provides a natural cooling mechanism by evaporating from the surface of your skin to counteract this effect, keeping your body temp in a safe range.

Release Of Toxins
Many people don’t realize that sweat contains the exact same chemicals as urine, which are of course excreted as byproducts. Nitrogen, urea, and sodium are released through the process of sweating as well. The ability to release these toxins through your pores helps your body to maintain its ideal internal chemical balance.

Activity Is Required
Unless it’s hot and humid, to actually get to the point of breaking a sweat you must perform physical activity. That means increasing your heart rate, moving your muscles, and maintaining a sustained level of activity. With that in mind, sweating can be used as an indicator of whether or not you’re working hard enough. When you visit CrossFit Stimulus, you can count on breaking a sweat every time!