Who sweats more, men or women?
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.