Naturally, exercise causes our body temperature to rise as our heart rate quickens and blood circulation increases. To help keep us cool and prevent overheating, our body will release sweat.
2) Eating Spicy Foods
Spicy foods can quite often trick our brain into thinking that we are overheating, thus causing it to trigger a sweat response. If you are prone to excessive sweating, you may want to take it easy on the spice.
3) Meat Sweats are Real
Eating too much meat in one sitting can cause our metabolism to expend so much energy breaking it down that our body temperature rises, causing us to perspire.
4) Drinking Alcohol
Consuming alcohol can cause our heart rate to increase and our blood vessels to dilate, something that also happens when we exercise. This can trick our body into thinking it is working out and therefore release sweat to cool down. Drinking alcohol can also cause sweating at night.
5) Strong Emotional Reactions
Have you ever noticed that when you feel slightly nervous or anxious you break out in a sweat? Particularly on your hands? This is because emotions such as: anxiety, stress, embarrassment, anger and fear can all cause us to release perspiration.
During menopause, hormone fluctuations can trigger perspiration. Women going through menopause often experience sweating at night and hot flashes.