Do you remember running around recess during primary school days and while it’s normal to sweat, your perspiration was unusually more than others?
It could be embarrassing and probably did some damage to our self-esteem when our friends jokingly wave their hands over their noses and say “Eee, so smelly“.
You then often wondered why you were sweating so much when you didn’t even run much!
Recent studies have shown why some people perspire more than others even though everyone have about the same number of sweat glands.
And it has something to do with your childhood.
Why is it different for everyone?
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Do you notice that you sweat more than others? If so, blame your childhood: when you were 0 to 2 years old, your body was adapting to the world, so it’d decide whether you need to sweat more or less. If you live in a microwave oven when you were a kid, chances are you’ve a bucket of sweat every day even when you’re sitting in an air-conditioned room the whole day. Read more in our app. Link in bio. #factoftheday #sgig #sg #singapore #instasg #yoursingapore #sgphoto #singaporean #singaporelife #thisissingapore #instagramsg #igerssingapore #iluvsg #sgdaily #singaporeig #sglocal #sglifestyle #sgbloggers #sgblogger #funfacts #wtffunfacts
You see, the age of 0 to 2 years old is the period of time is when our sweat glands mature. The reason why some people sweat more in the later years is dependent on the environment that we’re living in for the first 2 years of our life.
Not 100% of our sweat glands produce sweat and depending on whether you’re living in a colder or warmer climate, your body adjusts itself to the temperature.
Warmer climates would have an effect on our skin and caused our sweat glands to be more active. Hence, more sweat.
So, does that means that we eventually sweat more or less because of where we grew up during our childhood?
Yup. So like it or not, you now have to live with it le.
Although we can’t turn back time and change our environment to alter our future’s sweat glands, here are a few ways on how you can “train” your sweat glands and do something about it.