Happy heart after steamy sauna session
Heat can mimic workout Relaxing in a steamy sauna could cut your risk of dying from heart disease.
Between four and seven sauna visits a week gives the best benefits, a study published in journal BMC Medicine suggests.
Sauna sessions are thought to mimic the effects of gentle exercise, boosting heart health and lowering blood pressure.
The study was run in Finland and followed men and women aged over 50.
People who attended four to seven sauna sessions a week had around a quarter the chance of heart death compared to those who went to just one, the team found.