Who sweats more, men or women?

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If you’ve been the vic­tim to an over­abun­dance of DNA left be­hind by the dude who just va­cated the bench press, you might ar­gue that men are the sog­gier gen­der. How­ever, ac­cord­ing to re­search pub­lished in Ex­per­i­men­tal Phys­i­ol­ogy, the amount you sweat has less to do with gen­der and more to do with body shape and size: Who­ever is larger be­tween two peo­ple — men, women or both — will be the damper of the duo. Here’s why: Your body cools it­self ei­ther by sweat­ing or by in­creas­ing blood cir­cu­la­tion to the skin’s sur­face. Smaller peo­ple have more sur­face area per pound of body­weight and are more de­pen­dent on heat loss through cir­cu­la­tion and less de­pen­dent on sweat­ing, while larger peo­ple are the in­verse. Take-away tip: Sweat hap­pens, no mat­ter who you are or what you look like. Stock up on gym tow­els and hand san­i­tizer to keep germs on the down-low.

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