A sauna is a closed room that is heated to temperatures up to 90 degrees celsius with low humidity. They can be heated by burning wood, infrared or electrical heating. Saunas have been around for many years as a way for people to relax, socialize and lose weight by sweating. However, they have a range of other benefits too. Here are 3 ways sitting in a sauna can keep you fit and healthy:
Sitting in the sauna increases the body temperature. This leads to the production of sweat that can flush out toxins from the body including lead, copper, mercury and other toxic chemicals. Apart from removing toxins, saunas are good for people suffering from high blood pressure. The high heat in saunas causes blood vessels to expand and circulation to improve.
Relaxing and De stressing
Many people like sitting in the sauna as a way of relaxation. The heat on the body reduces stress and is an excellent way to unwind after a hard-core gym session or a long day at work. Entering the sauna cuts you off from the rest of the world, from cell phones and laptops and the daily hustle and bustle of life making you relax your mind and body.
Good for Muscles
The increase in blood circulation in a sauna due to the heart beating faster has many benefits to the body. Firstly it relaxes the muscles and relieves any soreness that could happen due to a workout. Secondly, it improves joint movement helping with problems such as arthritis, back pain, and neck pain and increases overall mobility of the body.