Author of The Joy of Sweat, Sarah Everts

To sauna is to sweat, and to sweat, as we’ll learn, is fundamentally human… and yet, most of us know very little about it.

What is sweat,  why do our bodies do it, and why do we spend a collective fortune on products to hide or prevent it, but gravitate toward activities like sauna, where we openly sweat together?

In this episode of Kivia: The Spirit of Sauna,  your hosts Alan Jalasjaa and Elissa Lansdell take a virtual sauna with the author of The Joy of Sweat: The Strange Science of Perspiration, science journalist Sarah Everts.  While researching and investigating all things sweat, she certainly found herself on some unusual adventures! She had her armpits professionally sniffed, her sweat glans counted, her sweat analyzed, and she rated sweaty t-shirts in an effort to find a romantic match.  Sarah even found herself in a massive sauna, with two hundred other naked spectators cheering on competitors vying to come out on top at the World Aufguss Championships.

All this and more, in the name of sweat!

Now, most sauna enthusiasts will be happy to know that not all sweat or sweat glands are the same… meaning, your sauna sheen is less stink, and more glow.  She’ll also set the record straight about what is actually happening to us physically during sauna sessions.

Listen in, and develop a passion for perspiration!  Plus, find out why it is a really bad idea to take a sauna with a seal.

The book is The Joy of Sweat: The Strange Science of Perspiration by science journalist Sarah Everts, and it is on shelves now, make sure you pick up or order a copy today! To learn more about Sarah and the book visit, and click here to read more about the book.

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