Men Sweat More Than Women
Basically, the release of body fluids in a form of sweat is a mechanism to balance the body temperature. For example, when the temperature inside the body is hot, than it is necessary for the body to release the liquid through the skin so that the temperature in the body can be lowered.
Experts believe that men sweat more because their bodies have evolved following the physical activities of men which are more severe, ranging from hunting to perform activities of carpentry. Conversely, women do more mild physical activity and their body are also smaller, so the water stored in the body is less than those in men. So if there is evaporation of fluids through excessive sweating, they could become dehydrated.
Scientists from Japan found that people who are more active, sweats more, whatever their gender. People who do sports activities will release 60 percent of their body fluids than someone who is not active. Therefore, people who actively exercises has a better ability to adapt to the environmental temperature.
“Women generally have less body fluid than men so they are more easily dehydrated. They are also more susceptible to heat stroke because their bodies are not very good at lowering temperature in the body,” said Yoshimitsu Inoue, a researcher from the University of Osaka and Kobe.
At least, the amount of sweat produced by the female body is a strategy to survive in hot environments, while sweating a lot in men could be a strategy for more heavy physical activities. “The ability to adapt to warmer temperatures would be better if men or women exercises,” said Inoue.
Every day, we sweat an average of 1 to 1.5 liters, depending on gender, air temperature and severity of activity. Football players had lost two liters of sweat in a game, and marathon runners sweats up to three liters in one hour.
Source: Daily Mail