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5 Health Benefits from Using a Sauna

Posted by Watson's on Jul 30, 2020 12:38:56 PM

Have you been wondering why you should invest in a sauna? Saunas have a variety of health benefits and are an excellent source for unwinding/de-stressing. Nothing is better than removing all the harmful toxins out of your body, so you feel rejuvenated. Here are five health benefits of using a sauna.

Helps people who struggle with asthma

People who have asthma have muscles in the repository tracts that tend to tense up. The intense heat inside a sauna allows the muscles to be less tense and relax. Saunas also tend to put people in deep relaxation. This is beneficial for people who have asthma because stress is one of the top triggers for people with asthma. 

Helps induce better sleep

Saunas are a place where you can be in solitude, have peace and quiet, and relax in a comfortable amount of heat. This naturally puts your body at ease and will aid better sleep, especially if you go to the sauna later in the evening. Research has found that saunas have dramatic positive effects on sleeping patterns. 

Relieves stress 

When we are stressed, our body releases a hormone called cortisol. Luckily the heat from a sauna eases your body and controls the level of cortisol in your blood. 

Aids Recovery After Physical Activity

Since the sauna releases such high amounts of heat, your body naturally releases endorphins. Endorphins are known for reducing the pain or soreness in your muscles and help with people who struggle with arthritis. When you're in a sauna, your body temperature rises because of the heat, and this causes your blood vessels to dilate. This is a good thing because it means your blood circulation is increasing. Increased blood flow fastens the body's natural healing process. 

Burns Calories

Are you exhausted from work/feeling unmotivated? Burn some calories by just 30 minutes in the sauna. If you're curious about how many calories you burn in the sauna after a 30-minute session, take your body weight times 1.5, and that will equal how many calories were burned. The weight you lose from a sauna is mostly water weight, so it's crucial to stay hydrated before and after one session. 


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