Losing weight is not permanent, you may start gaining back once you lose track of exercising or proper nutrition. Saunas, therefore, are mostly for stretching and relaxing. You sweat a lot when in a sauna which means you get rid of the excess water weight.
Saunas are most common in Scandinavian companies mostly in Finland. In fact, the word Sauna is Finnish in reference to both the structure and the steam bath. The steam bath is made from pouring water onto the hot rocks. By all means sitting in a sauna has more benefits than sitting to play a video game.
Types of Sauna
This is a type of sauna that uses infrared light to generate heat and in return, it is able to penetrate the human tissue. They are designed in such a manner that the infrared waves will fall on the light spectrum producing the heat. Unlike the traditional sauna which heats the air around the room, this sauna heats the body.
Therefore we can as well call it the far infrared sauna. Many researchers have compared the use of infrared sauna vs steam sauna in treating some chronic health conditions such as high blood pressure. It has been discovered also to cure congestive heart failure and arthritis.
It was discovered both serve similar purposes with very little differences, one notable difference being their way of design (steam vs infrared light). However, all these medical studies and results are subject to further research and tests.
A lot of discussions have been going on about infrared sauna vs steam sauna benefits. Steam saunas create a warm environment with the level of humidity well above 100%. The temperature from the steam increases your circulation to the surface leading to sweating. This has some benefits in terms of cardiovascular health.
The high temperature in the steam room causes the skin pores to open up, which in turn increases the body metabolism rate. This causes the sweating in a steam sauna. The difference with the infrared sauna being that the light heats the body while in a steam sauna the steam produces high temperatures heating the body.
Benefits Of Sauna
Detoxification: through sweating, which is a natural process toxin are eliminated from your body. Research has shown that through infrared sauna one is able to get rid of toxins seven times more as compared to the traditional saunas.
As much as sweating is good for the body it should be noted that when in excess it can lead to loss of electrolytes. They are nutrients in the body that play major roles including regulating the heartbeat. They include sodium, magnesium, potassium, phosphate, calcium and chloride.
Secondly, there is the risk of extreme heat which can cause heatstroke and cardiovascular attacks. To be able to get the maximum benefits from the sauna without any risk, drink two to four glasses of water after your session in the sauna. Limit your session for 15 to 20 minutes at a time.
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