FIVE OTHER PROVEN BENEFITS
PROMOTING WEIGHT LOSS
Evidence indicates that saunas offer comparable benefits to aerobic exercise. Spending 30 to 40 minutes in the sauna elevates the heart rate by 50 to 75 percent — exactly what a brisk walk or gentle jog does. And just 20 minutes in a sauna burns more than 500 calories.
STRENGTHENING THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
Saunas stimulate the body to create more white blood cells — the “soldiers” of the immune system that fight invading infections and beat up on harmful free radicals.
REMOVING TOXINS FROM THE BODY
Over time, in our polluted and overcrowded world, harmful chemicals from our food and from the air accumulate in our bodies. One of the ways in which our systems rid us of these toxins is through perspiration. Spending time in a sauna is a great way to help nature do its job.
BEAUTIFYING THE HAIR
We have something within our own bodies that absolutely shames shampoos and conditioners. It’s called the sebaceous gland and it resides on our scalps, releasing compounds that keep our hair vibrant and lustrous. Spending time in the sauna stimulates this gland and does more for us than all the expensive hair-care products on the market.
CREATING A MORE YOUTHFUL APPEARANCE
With aging comes the accumulation of dead cells on the pores of our skin. Regular visits to a sauna increase blood flow to the skin, which expels and washes away these dead cells.