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