A traditional or infrared sauna session can bring a wide variety of health benefits, such as improving high blood pressure, relieving pain from conditions like arthritis, and reducing the risk of lung disease! Thus more and more doctors are recommending this activity as a daily wellness routine.
Some important health benefits are:
OVERALL HEALTH AND WELLNESS
According to a recent study that tracked 2,300 middle-aged men for an average of 20 years conducted at Harvard University, reducing stress might save your life. The study showed that people who used a sauna at least four times a week for 15 minutes had significant improvements in their blood pressure. High blood pressure increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Saunas do wonders for our muscles and joints. When our bodies are under the high heat saunas provide, our heart rate rises; this increases blood circulation and releases endorphins. Better blood flow moves higher volumes of oxygen to your body. A well-oxygenated body helps replace worn-out cells. Whereas endorphins are the body's natural pain killers, they create a general feeling of well-being; hence people call them the "feel-good hormones."
Relaxing, reducing anxiety, and having a better mood are not the only benefits one can get from a deep-sweat sauna session. According to studies conducted at the University of Eastern Finland, people who used saunas or infrared saunas 4-7 times a week for 15 minutes lowered their risk of developing Alzheimer's & Dementia.
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