Why You Should Try Saunas
Many look to a sauna session as the ultimate chill-out time - it’s the perfect place to sit back and relax, taking time for yourself. However, there are more benefits than just that. A sauna session has multiple health benefits, so we’re here to tell you 4 reasons why you should try saunas.
IMPROVES CARDIOVASCULAR PERFORMANCE
There is countless evidence that taking a retreat to the sauna can improve your cardiovascular performance! This refers to the health of your heart and your overall health. If you’re working a typical 9-5 job, it is common to get stressed as a result of our everyday lives. Just sitting in a sauna itself, provides a quiet and mindful environment that can get you away from the hustle and bustle. A sauna relaxes the muscles of the body, improves circulation and stimulates the release of endorphins. That’s why, sometimes, people experience an ‘after-sauna glow’. According to research, using a sauna 2-3 times per week can reduce the risk of fatal cardiovascular disease by 27%!
FLUSHES THE TOXINS
Deep sweating is highly beneficial for the wellbeing of our body. It is not every day that we get the chance to sweat it all out. The sauna gradually heats up our body, sending signals to our brain to stimulate our sweat glands. The sweat is the expulsion of water from our bodies, this means that any toxins in our body can be released. This includes the reduction of copper, lead, nickel and zinc that are given to us by the environment. There is a reason why countless doctors continue to preach the benefits of saunas, as it is the best method to cleanse the body.
GREAT FOR RECOVERING MUSCLES FROM INTENSE ACTIVITY
Whether you’ve been Hiking in the Italian Alps or gone Skiing - sometimes, your muscles may ache or may suffer an injury to some extent. The best thing about saunas is that it accelerates the rate at which your body heals your muscles! Under the heat, your body releases endorphins that act as ‘tranquillizers’ and as a natural ‘painkiller’, if you will. Thanks to this benefit, you may feel less pain if you are suffering from any aches in your body. Furthermore, the heat will cause your blood vessels to dilate, therefore, increasing your blood circulation. Increasing your blood circulation will speed up the healing process of cuts and injury, and therefore allowing you to recover quicker!
HELPS FIGHT ILLNESS
According to research, taking regular sauna trips can reduce the susceptibility of colds and the influenza virus. Again, thanks to the heat, the body will produce more white blood cells at a more rapid rate. This means that you will be stronger against incoming illnesses and viruses. And if you are ill, the sauna will help unclog the congestion, allowing you to breathe better and feel much more refreshed.
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