Does Sweating Burn More Fat?

No, but…

Physiologically speaking, sweating is simply your body working to cool itself down.  It’s the body’s way of thermoregulation.  When your muscles heat up from working hard, your body works to cool you down.  Sweating is in no way directly connected to fat loss, but you will lose weight…

Kinda. However…

Technically, sweating might just be quickest way to lose weight, but not in the way you might think. Sweat is water loss, not fat loss. You will definitely lose weight while sweating when water and electrolytes evaporating from your skin, but unfortunately you will gain it back as soon as you rehydrate or consume nearly anything. However, that being said…

Probably!

Increasing your heart rate during a cardio workout burns calories stored as fat, and if you are sweating, you are probably working hard enough that your heart rate is hitting 80% of your max (which is adjusted for your age).

A typical person won’t usually sweat during exercise until thier heart rate hits 80% of the age-adjusted maximum, so sweating might just be a good indication of when you’re in a good fat-burning zone!

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