Anxiety Can Make Your Sweat Smell Worse, Because Life Is Cruel

Anxiety literally stinks, as if you didn’t have enough to worry about. As host Cristen Conger explains in the “Stuff Mom Never Told You” video above, the sweat that seeps out of your pores when you’re feeling overwhelmed or anxious actually smells worse than the stuff you secrete while exercising.  Why, oh why, does this happen? The sweat that’s produced by anxiety is triggered by different functions in the body than regular sweat, Conger explains. It’s made up of water, proteins and fats, while exercise sweat is mostly just water. Bacteria then feeds off this nutrient-filled sweat, causing a