Around the world, millions of people enjoy playing sports. Whether you play a sport occasionally with friends and families, or are a dedicated athlete, sports offer the perfect opportunity to join people together and build character in the player. However, it’s no secret that sweat can pose a serious problem to athletes in nearly all sports. Unfortunately, hyperhidrosis (the medical term for the excessive sweating) and physical activity do not mesh well. From ruining workout clothing and equipment, to actually decreasing a player’s performance, unchecked sweat poses a problem for nearly all athletes. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to help decrease your sweat and increase your performance. Specifically, there are treatments for sweaty hands and treatments for sweaty feet that can particularly help certain sports.

Golf:

Between ruining your grip on the club and staining your attire, sweat can pose quite the problem to a golfer. To help minimize the effect sweat plays on your grip, always consider using one of the following three options to keep performing at your highest level and manage your sweat.

Tennis:

Considering a strong and comfortable grip on the racquet is a foundational aspect of tennis, sweat can wreak havoc on an person’s gameplay. To help control your grip and overall performance, consider implementing the following techniques into your game plan to manage your sweat.

Cheer, Dance, and Gymnastics:

In precision sports like cheer, dance, and gymnastics, maintaining complete control of the grip your hands and feet provide you is essential to success and safety.

Whether sweat burns your face while you work out or prevents you from holding sports equipment, there are things you can do to improve your situation. There are many things you can do to improve your performance in sports despite having hyperhidrosis but it doesn’t help that the humidity of being outside can make the sweating worse!

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