The Mayo Clinic on Saunas
Well, it’s more than just the Mayo Clinic toting saunas for improved cardiovascular health. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, a 21 year study by Dr. Jari Laukkanen with the University of Finland called the “Kuopio Ischarmic Heart Disease Study” shows a correlation between men who partook in frequent saunas had lowered risks of cardiovascular events. This same study of 2,315 healthy male participants found that those who saunaed 4-7 times per week decreased their risk of Alzheimer’s disease by 65% and their risk of any form of dementia by 66% compared to those who saunaed only once per week!
Think about it, just by sitting in a sauna every other day you could decrease your risk of Alzheimer’s. Whoa!