Some guys sweat at the gym. You, on the other hand, are a perspiration waterfall, leaving smalls pools in your wake after a single set. In fact, you sweat just walking a fews block down the street.
But here’s why you should take pride in your sweat fest: Perspiring may be linked to fitness.
However, if you turned into Swamp Thing overnight, see a doctor, says David Pariser, M.D., a Virginia dermatologist. Abrupt sweat when you’re not active—especially when accompanied by weight loss, chest pain, or night shivers—could signal an infection, thyroid disease, lung disease, heart disease, or even cancer. But odds are you’re just genetically prone to fill buckets.
Keep your sweat in check longer by applying “clinical strength” antiperspirant, suggests Dr. Pariser. Clinical strength versions contain more of the active ingredient—typically some form of aluminum salt—than standard antiperspirants. That means it plugs more of the pores in your underarms, decreasing the amount of sweat that can seep through. Deodorants only mask the scent.
Dr. Pariser recommends using it before bed and again in the morning. Giving it extra time to absorb boosts its effectiveness.