I'm finally getting back to my biggest frenemy, the gym. As I become more fit I'm reminded that people in shape sweat more quickly and more often than those who remain inactive. Couch potatoes rejoice! You have a benefit over the gym rat - but only kindof.
We are born with anywhere from two to five million sweat glands. Since that's a genetic coin toss, our sweat rate is partially based on luck of the draw. Myself, I'd guess I'm in the four million range because I outsweat most of my friends, a dubious honor.
In addition to genetics, the amount of exertion expended during a workout directly impacts the amount a person sweats. For this reason, the more body fat a person has, the more exertion is generally required so heavy people sweat more too. Everybody's a winner!
So here's the thing - after my shower, I get dressed in proper clothes and my boobs are still schvitzing while my neck hairs curl. The second I step outside and hit my purposeful stride, my body thinks we're still aerobicizing and swings back into self-cooling mode leading to embarrassing boob sweat soaking through my bra and often my shirt. Who needs a bra liner? I do! My bra gets so gross.
Soon I will add an option to pre-order the Swoobie Bra Liner right here on our site. Product development is in progress but I couldn't be more excited - join our email list to get notified. We're also developing a patent-pending bra attachment to absorb back sweat. It's true but it's in the future. We all need a Delorean.
Model is from Fabletics Plus Size Sportwear. See other plus size sportswear options from SELF magazine here.
Worst. Thing. Ever.