Women's Running: Health Q&A

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Do women sweat less than men?

Yes, even though women have more sweat glands than men. Contrary to popular belief, however, women dissipate heat as well as men. Women are smaller and have a higher body-surface-to-volume ratio, which means that although our evaporative cooling is less efficient, we need less of it to achieve the same result. Nonetheless, drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration. 

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I've been running for half a year, now, but I haven't had the guts to participate at a competition, because I'm afraid everyone else is better than me ... I am physically healthy, I've even had a tele radiology test last week to check myself. I should probably buy the book, reading usually gives me a lot of confidence.

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