Who Sweats More, Women Or Men?
Your body cools itself off by increasing blood circulation to the skin, and by sweating. To see if gender has a role in the rate of either cooling response, researchers had 36 men and 24 women exercise in 82.4 degree heat with humidity at 36%. Findings were published in the journal Experimental Physiology.
Whether performing light or moderate intensity exercise, the same body temperature changes were observed in all participants. Although sweat rates between men and women weren’t different, smaller subjects with more skin surface area per pound of body weight relied more on blood circulation for skin cooling compared to sweating.