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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