Sweating it out at the gym feels good. After an intense workout, you don’t mind the sweat, even if you’re soaking wet from it. Interestingly, the average person has two to four million sweat glands working to protect the body from overheating. That’s a lot of potential sweat. And what if you find yourself excessively sweating even when you’re not at the gym?
It’s normal to sweat, but not to the point where your clothes are drenched. Don’t sweat it, though. Here are some tips to help keep you dry.
1. Avoid spicy foods and caffeine
A very strong coffee or a burrito doused in hot sauce may do more than wake you up: It can also stimulate your sweat glands. Kelley Redbord, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist, tells Men’s Fitness, “Caffeine and spices can activate neurotransmitters, called acetylcholine, which are located in your brain. Anything that stimulates these neurotransmitters can sometimes affect the glands that cause sweating.”