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You’ve heard: Sweating detoxes your body.
The truth: While it is true that a small amount of toxins leave our body through our sweat glands, it’s only about one percent of the total amount, Love says. “The main role of sweating is to regulate the temperature of the body; the main organs responsible for excreting waste are actually the gastrointestinal tract—the liver, kidneys, immune systems, and lungs.”
Bottom line: Working up a good sweat is beneficial for your body, but do it to feel better and be healthier, not for the purpose of ‘detoxifying’ your system.
Top experts set the record straight on myths that just won’t die
Top experts set the record straight on myths that just won’t die.
10 Health and Fitness Myths You Still Believe