FIVE OTHER PROVEN BEN­E­FITS

Seabourn Club Herald - - WELL-BEING -

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.

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