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Old 06-04-2006, 08:33 PM   #1
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Default Silly Exercise Question!

This may be a silly question, but I am hoping someone will know the answer.

I ride a excercise bike for cardio. Sometimes it is so hot in the room, I put a fan in to cool me off and sometimes, I just sweat. Does it make any difference if you sweat or not on the workout? Does it affect calories burned?

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Old 06-04-2006, 08:53 PM   #2
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Old 06-04-2006, 10:21 PM   #3
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I'm no expert - but I'd say working up a sweat can't be bad. Just keep yourself hydrated. To figure out how hard you are actually working, I'd venture a guess a better measurement would be heart rate - that would be more constant regardless of temperature. I aim to keep my heart rate between 75-80% of maximum when I am working out.

Sweating has cleansing properties - saunas and sweat rooms have been in use for generations.
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Old 06-05-2006, 07:34 PM   #4
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I don't think there is ever a silly question.....I would think its all good, any type of excercise....sweat or no sweat!!! Good for you for the workout!!

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