The benefits of relaxing in a sauna are no secret. There’s nothing more physically energising than taking time out of your day to chill out in a sauna and sweat the stresses of daily life away! Tension dissipates, muscles relax and mentally we emerge refreshed, reenergised and ready to tackle whatever is ahead of us.
It only takes a few minutes to look and feel refreshed. People all across the world experience the amazing benefits that derive as the body reacts to the gentle, persistent heat. As a result, an increasing number of medical professionals are recommending sauna use due to its purifying benefits. Let’s dive into some of the fantastic advantages that sauna use brings to both the body and mind!
Saunas improve cardiovascular performance
The skin heats up and our core body temperature rises when using a sauna. This causes the blood vessels near the skin to dilate and our cardiac output rises.
According to medical studies, the heart rate can rise from 60-70 bpm in the sauna to 110-120 bpm and then drop to below normal following the cooling off stage. Sauna use has been shown to lower the risk of all-cause mortality and fatal cardiac attacks, as well as the risk of stroke and hypertension.
Saunas help the recovery process after a workout
Saunas have been proven to help people recover quickly after exercising by reducing joint and muscle strains and lactic acid build-up. After just one sauna session, growth hormone levels rise by 200-300 percent, which aids in the reduction of muscle atrophy, a great benefit if you participate in strength training. It has also been proven to reduce fatigue in long distance runners.
Saunas flush out toxins
The core body temperature begins to rise as a result of the sauna's heat. Sweat is primarily produced to cool the body and is made up of 99 percent water. Deep sweating in a sauna, on the other hand, can help to lower levels of lead, copper, zinc, nickel, mercury, and other substances in the body.
Decreases incidents of Alzheimer’s
A 20-year study conducted with more than 2,300 participants at the University of Eastern Finland by Dr. Jari Laukkanen and his colleagues revealed regular sauna use (4-7 times per week) at 80 degrees C for 19 minutes lowered the risk for both Alzheimer’s & Dementia.
Saunas help to relieve stress
Saunas can help to reduce stress levels and lower instances of depression and other mental health issues. In addition to the adaption to stress, the improved cardiorespiratory fitness contributes to the therapeutic effects of sauna for depression and anxiety.
As well as these great benefits, saunas can help induce a deeper sleep, fight illness and even burn calories! Introducing sauna use to your lifestyle is a great way to improve your overall health and wellbeing.
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