One Sauna, Three Health Benefits

Want better health but don’t have much time? A sauna may be exactly what you need. They work quickly and efficiently to give you the benefits you want, in the time you have.

The first and most well-known health benefit of a sauna is its ability to detox your body. According to the Riordan Clinic, your body releases bacteria, environmental pollutants, and other toxins simply through sweating in a sauna. They also say, “It is generally considered that the skin should eliminate 30% of the body wastes by way of perspiration.” When you have a sauna session, your body is releasing much more than just sweat!

The second way you’ll greatly benefit is from getting some cardio while you sit. Don’t believe us? Men’s Health explains that sitting in a hot sauna increases heart rate to 100-150 bpm, just like cardio exercise. Forget the treadmill, just take a relaxing sit in your sauna!

Lastly, sitting in a sauna can reduce your risk of cardio vascular disease. In a study by Beverly Merz of Harvard Women’s Health Watch, they found that men who sauna 4-7 times a week had 24% reduced risk of cardio vascular disease. Heart health is so important!

Clearly, the benefits of saunas go far beyond simple relaxation. We mentioned three health benefits in this post, but we could go on and on. Saunas are the ultimate wellness product for your home!