Sport keeps you fit and releases endorphins―the body’s very own happiness hormones. But because you work up a sweat, something else is released, which can be unpleasant for you and for those around you.
And let’s be honest, no one smells like a bunch of sweet roses after exercising, that’s quite normal! When you physically exert yourself, you start to sweat. This is your body’s way of regulating body temperature and preventing you from overheating. It’s actually pretty clever, right?
The downside is that the sweat soon starts to get smelly. It is your own, vital bacteria that are responsible for this process. These microscopic creepy-crawlies live in the skin flora and love it most where it is damp and warm, for example, your armpits and feet, where there are also the most sweat glands. The odor of sweat is created when bacteria break down the fatty acid. This is a natural process, but sometimes with unwelcome consequences.
Do you find the smell disgusting to the point where it actually reduces your pleasure in sportive activities? Sweating is healthy and good for your body. According to some studies, it can even enhance your sex appeal, because exerting yourself and really giving it your all makes you more attractive to the opposite sex. So don’t worry when you „sweat like a pig“. Pigs do not have sweat glands that is why they wallow in mud to cool down. Much less sexy!
By using antibacterial treated sports clothing and shoes you can make a big difference in reducing body odor without having to give up your dose of sport endorphins. Explore our Sanitized® App for hygiene tips on clothing, sports and much more. Go for it!