Staying healthy is something we all strive to accomplish. It has been the topic of conversation throughout the world for the last couple of weeks because of the rampant spread of the CoronaVirus or COVID-19.
Wash your hands. Sneeze into your elbow. Stay home if you’re sick or don’t feel good. Many of these “new ideas” are habits we should already have, yet they seem new for many.
I’m guessing you’ve already got those habits down, so what else can you do to improve your health and prevent getting sick in the future?
What if you went back to past methods? Historically saunas have been used for years to aid in healing the sick and wounded.
So, what if YOU used a sauna? Why type of benefits do you suppose you would reap from a 20 to 30 minute session?
7 Improved Circulation
Sitting in a sauna can get your heart pumping faster which inadvertently swells your red blood cells and raises your blood pressure. Studies have shown that after a sauna session your heart rate and blood pressure actually end up lower than at the start of the sauna session, resulting in overall lower blood pressure.
6 Skin Purification
Our skin is our largest organ. It is also is the only organ that comes in contact with everything in the air around us – dirt and debris – getting caught in our pores which can cause blemishes and contact dermatitis. Sauna time removes dead cells, relaxes facial tension, improves skin elasticity, and rinses out bacteria, leaving your skin soft, moist, and youthful looking.
5 Reduced Stress & Anxiety
Who has stress? If you didn’t raise your hand, then good for you, but the rest of us could use this added benefit of using a sauna. When we are stressed out our bodies release a hormone called cortisol. By sitting in a sauna your endorphin levels are naturally on the rise. Endorphins suppress the cortisol hormones which make you feel less stressed.
4 Better Sleep
Toxins, high cortisol levels and tense muscles can make it difficult to get to sleep, stay asleep and achieve a good nights rest to be productive the next day. And let’s face it, sleep is when our body is in recovery mode. If we can’t sleep, we can’t recover. Sauna sessions will flush out toxins deep within your body, promotes increased production of endorphins and suppresses cortisol, and helps to ease tension in your muscles, thus resulting in the slumber you deserve.
3 Muscle Recovery & Pain Relief
Whether your muscles are sore from working out, traveling in a car or sleeping in a weird position, the high temperature levels of a sauna can be very beneficial to your recovery. By flushing out the toxins, like the build up of lactic acid, and increasing your blood flow, your aches and pains will be soothed after a few sessions.
2 Weight Loss
By using a sauna you might notice that your jeans fit a bit better. The high temperature of the sauna raises your body’s core temperature thus making your body work harder. Anything that makes your body work harder is going to burn more calories, thus aiding in weight loss. In addition to burning calories, the sweat that you excrete draws out water and salt from your body. Time in the sauna also increases your metabolism which allows you to digest your food more efficiently.
1 Fight Infection & Boost Immunity
Not only does the sauna rid your body of toxins, it can also create good in your body. As your core temperature rises, your body is fooled into thinking it has a fever, which produces more white blood cells, thus giving your body a head-start in fighting off any type of infection that might come your way. This is a great way to boost your immunity and aid in the fighting off the common cold or flu. If you do come down with a cold, flu or some type of virus, the sauna is a great place to rejuvenate for respiratory symptoms. The steam generated from throwing some water over the heated saunas stones often does a world of good. Sit back, relax and breathe deeply.
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SPECIAL NOTE: Only your doctor can recommend specific sauna benefits for you. You should never consume alcohol in a sauna. Stay hydrated before and after use. Do not use if you are pregnant or have a heart condition. The Pool Doctor, LLC makes no claims as to the specific benefits of sauna use for individual users.