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Watch Why You Can’t Really Sweat Out Toxins SciShow Video | Detox Myths

Watch Why You Can’t Really Sweat Out Toxins SciShow Video | Detox Myths

So your sauna probably won’t hurt you, it’s probably not helping you like you think it is.

“Sweating is a bodily function that used to be taboo, with women in particular being told they don’t sweat, they glow.

“But look at any fashion magazine or beauty blog today, and you’ll find that sweat is in style.

“From infrared saunas to hot yoga, towel-soaking activities are being touted not only as relaxation tools, but also as ways to stay healthy by flushing out toxins.

“Too bad you can’t sweat away toxins any more than you can sweat actual bullets. Recently published calculations back up what scientists have been screaming into their pillows for years: Sweating out toxins is a myth.”

Read more at National Geographic

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