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    Swimming and Sweating?

    In theory, the body simply sweats to cool off the skin and prevent it from getting too hot. A safety mechanism. So when your swimming, and all that water is already cooling you off, your technically not sweating right? That means all the sodium content that you would usually sweat while exercising stays in your body.

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    I think you do sweat while swimming...

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    I think if your swimming hard enough your body will warm up from the inside and you'll start to sweat. I've done this in the pouring cold rain doing jumping jacks..
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    you do sweat when you swim. you just do not see it.

    Plus how much soduim do you think you loose when you sweat?
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    I'd personally have though you would still sweat even if you dont feel/see it....

    Given that your body temp is higher than that of the water before you start i cant see why you wouldnt. A good example is when your out running in v/cold weather, you still DO sweat, even though the 'air temp' is constantly cooling you down.. so i cant see why swimming would be any different.

    Hopfully somone will have some hard fact's on this though...

    Edit: Some Sodium info > http://chemo.net/na.htm

    Found through google search "sodium loss through sweat", loads more though but that site has some direct info on in.
    Last edited by Rik-s; 12-31-2004 at 05:10 AM.

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    As a swimmer, I know that you do sweat when you swim. That's why it's just as important to drink water or sports drinks when working out in the pool as you would for any other activity. Not only that, the chlorine in the water in most pools will cause your skin to get very dry as you lose moisture so you need to replenish for that reason, as well.
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    Hmm.. ok thanks guys.
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