09 Aug Top 5 reasons why you should be using an infrared sauna
Jen here! One of the first questions people always ask about using an infrared sauna is, “What are the benefits?”. While there are MANY more than those listed, I’ve compiled a list of the top 5 benefits of using an infrared sauna … Enjoy!
The toxins that seem to be everywhere get trapped in our bodies and need to released. Unfortunately, these toxins don’t just come from the air, but also come from the foods we eat, the homes we live in, the chemicals used in pesticides, and pretty much everywhere! Luckily, an easy way to boost the detoxification of those harmful toxins is by sweating. Infrared saunas drive the heat into the cellular level of our bodies, trapping those harmful substances in water so that we can sweat them out.
2. Weight Loss
Those same toxins that accumulate in our bodies can actually hamper with some bodily processes such as losing or gaining weight. Keeping your digestive system happy by eating organic fruits and veggies is another way to eliminate your toxin absorption while keeping you healthy. Sweating in the sauna, similar to sweating during a workout, can actually burn up to 600 calories in a single, 30-minute session! Incorporating a sauna session into your workout routine is a great way to relax and recover, while still burning calories at the same time!
3. Pain Management
The pain that you feel in your joints or the pounding that’s coming from a headache can be a result of too many built up toxins as well. The buildup of toxins can cause inflammation which can lead to conditions such as arthritis or digestive disorders. Sweating those toxins out will help reduce inflammation and put you on your way to feeling good again
4. Disease Prevention
Regular use of an infrared sauna has been proven to reduce one’s risk for developing diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Anemia, several types of cancer, liver disease, and those associated with cardiovascular and pulmonary damage. Using an infrared sauna is the perfect complement to a healthy lifestyle as well as an easy way to make sure you’re doing the best for your body now, so you can thank yourself later.
5. Stress and Cortisol Levels
Nowadays, it seems like everyone is stressed about something or another. In fact, the American Institute of Stress estimates that 75 to 90% of all visits to primary care physicians are for stress related problems. The more stressed you are, the more cortisol your body produces, which is a “fight or flight” hormone that raises heart rate and blood pressure and leads to the deposit of excess calories in the midsection. Scientific evidence shows that infrared sauna therapy helps the body maintain healthy levels of cortisol.
Please remember, everyone comes out of the sauna feeling different than the last person, but a lot of the long-term health benefits are the same. Consider using an infrared sauna to help yourself be the happies and healthiest you can be!