Detox­i­fi­ca­tion, weight loss, and a gor­geous com­plex­ion – infrared saunas are the lat­est word in to­tal re­newal. By Li Ying Lim.

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BURN FAT FAST “The sauna ses­sion starts at a high in­ten­sity to stim­u­late the car­dio­vas­cu­lar sys­tem. Then grad­u­ally it re­duces to a medium level,” Tang ex­plains on this ex­cel­lent al­ter­na­tive to ex­er­cis­ing for obese and over­weight peo­ple who may face dif­fi­culty in stren­u­ous move­ments. “As the body cools it­self down, there is an in­crease in heart rate, car­diac out­put, and meta­bolic rate sim­i­lar to when you ex­er­cise.” CALORIC RE­DUC­TION “This com­bi­na­tion also aids in low­er­ing blood pres­sure and weight loss, burning up to 600 calo­ries in 35 to 40 min­utes as a bonus,” notes Tang. “The mi­to­chon­dria (a group of cells in our body) pro­duce more ATP, which is the en­ergy cur­rency of the cells, when Near Infrared rays are in­tro­duced,” ex­plains Dr. Lawrence Wil­son MD, a nutri­tion­ist con­sul­tant who had stud­ied with the fa­mous bio­chemist Dr. Paul Eck. You will come out with sore mus­cles, as you would af­ter an in­tense ex­er­cise ses­sion.

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