No need to be embarrassed about sweat — it's actually important for survival

By Lauren Gilger
Published: Monday, August 28, 2023 - 12:35pm

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Sarah Everts, author of “The Joy of Sweat: The Strange Science of Perspiration”

Sweat is usually something we’re embarrassed about, especially this time of year when you’re likely to break out into a sweat after walking outside for two minutes. But Sarah Everts says that we shouldn't give sweat such a bad rap.

Everts is a science journalist and the author of the book “The Joy of Sweat: The Strange Science of Perspiration.”

She spoke with The Show about how sweat is actually essential to survival.

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