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How to Sweat More in Quick Exercises

author image Dana Severson
Based in Minneapolis, Minn., Dana Severson has been writing marketing materials for small-to-mid-sized businesses since 2005. Prior to this, Severson worked as a manager of business development for a marketing company, developing targeted marketing campaigns for Big G, Betty Crocker and Pillsbury, among others.
How to Sweat More in Quick Exercises
A woman is working hard in the gym. Photo Credit: Jacob Ammentorp Lund/iStock/Getty Images

Perspiration often isn’t a good indicator of exercise intensity or calories burned. In fact, everyone perspires at different rates. Some people break a sweat as soon as they start working out, while others take awhile to increase their core body temperature enough to bead-up. If, however, sweating makes you feel like you’re getting the most out of your workout, a few steps can help get you going.

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Step 1

Pick up the intensity. Sweating is your body’s way of regulating its temperature, so kicking up the intensity -- even with quick exercises -- can increase your body’s core heat enough to trigger your sweat glands.

Step 2

Increase the ambient temperature in your exercise space. If you’re working out at home, turning up the thermostat a few degrees can set the stage for more sweat. If it’s hot outside, take your workout outdoors.

Step 3

Throw on another layer of clothing. Additional layers can trap heat next to the skin, helping increase your body’s core temperature. Heating up will activate your sweat glands.

Step 4

Lengthen the duration of your workout. If all else fails, you might need to increase the duration of your exercise routine. The longer you work out, the more likely your core body temperature will escalate enough to trigger sweat.

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