Monday, January 9, 2017

7 Nice Sauna Benefits For Your Health

2. Detoxification
Your body has a couple tricks for removing toxins and impurities from your body, and one of those tricks is sweating.  When you sweat, traces of lead, copper, zinc, nickel, and mercury (stuff you probably picked up from the surrounding environment) get flushed from your system through the enlarged pores of your skin.  A sauna aims to make you sweat, assisting your body’s natural process for getting the yucky stuff out of your system.



3. Enhanced Immune System
A sauna doesn’t just help get impurities out; it also helps your body generate some good stuff too.  As your core temperature increases, your body is tricked into believing that you have a fever, so it kicks up its production of white blood cells.  For people who are on the go all the time, using a sauna is one way to decrease your chances of getting knocked off your feet by cold or flu.




4. Respiratory Relief
Spending time in a sauna can also be a responsive measure after you get sick.  For those suffering with chest congestion, bronchitis, or plugged sinuses, the steam generated from throwing some water over the heated saunas stones often does a world of good.  Sit back and breathe deeply.



5. Healthy Skin Tone
Spending time in the sauna helps remove dead cells, relaxes facial tension, improves skin elasticity, and rinses out bacteria, leaving your skin soft, moist, and youthful looking.  Some people claim it gives them that “just tanned” look year round.




6. Calorie Burn and Weight Loss
Sitting in a hot environment causes an aerobic effect: your heart rate increases which causes you metabolism to rise which prompts your body to burn more calories.  Using a sauna regularly can be a satisfying addition to any fitness program, a way to keep things fresh and fun.  Note: it is important to rehydrate after a sauna session, replacing any water weight you may have lost.




7. Saunas relieve stress
Not surprisingly, sauna bathers most frequently cite stress reduction as the number one benefit of sauna use. Medical studies often determine that stress in our daily lives can negatively affect our health. In fact, the vast majority of disease (i.e. heart disease) is at least partially stress-related. Heat bathing in a sauna provides stress relief in a number of ways. It’s a warm, quiet space without any distractions coming from the outside. As we like to say, "Step into a Finnleo sauna, and close the door on the rest of the world." The heat from the sauna relaxes the body's muscles, improves circulation and stimulates the release of endorphins. Endorphins are the body’s all-natural "feel good" chemical, and their release provides a truly wonderful "after sauna glow.”





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Sources
http://www.finnleo.com/pages/health-and-wellness.aspx
http://almostheaven.com/about-saunas/sauna-health-benefits/

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