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08-14-2006, 07:46 PM
So this is going to sound strange, but I was wondering if anyone knows if wearing a sweatsuit while exercising will actually burn more calories and help with weightloss or if you just get dehydrated?:?:

Suzanne 3FC
08-15-2006, 01:49 AM
I would recommend avoiding it. You can become overheated and possibly harm yourself. I'm assuming you are referring to a fleecy knit type sweat suit, right? Or do you mean the plastic (sometimes silver) sauna suits? Those can actually be deadly. This post has more info on that. (

Your best bet is probably to wear comfortable clothing so your body can breathe and perspire properly. You'll probably be able to exercise longer, too.