Four Facts About Sweat


New Year’s means drinking champagne, watching the ball drop, and making resolutions to get fit. Getting fit inevitably means sweating—but what is that stinky, salty fluid anyway? In Episode 13 of Speaking of Chemistry, Sophia Cai goes over four fun facts about the workout byproduct we love to hate.

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