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How does sweat regulate body temperature?

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December 30, 2010 1:45AM

When we get heated we sweat. The sweat will then evaporate off the skin and has a cooling effect on our body. If one is going to be in a situation with high temperatures, sweating because of vigorous activity, or if one has a fever; it is wise to drink plenty of fluids. Fluids keep the body from dehydrating and overheating. That is why professional athletes drink plenty of Gatorade.