An article on Lifehack.com shared 8 unexpected benefits of sauna. Here is a recap of the story.
Saunas flush toxins
Sweating is one of our most powerful ways of detoxing and profound sweating is a highly effective way to remove toxins that our bodies absorb in different ways during our everyday lives. The intense sweating in the sauna helps rinsing our systems, leaving us refreshed and detoxed. Don’t forget to drink plenty of water during and after your sauna session!
Saunas can help in weight loss
Did you know that the heat in the sauna can actually help you burn calories? Of course, a healthy diet and exercise is the way to get real results, but a sauna session does help - science suggests that 20 minutes in the sauna can burn up to 500 calories. This is because the heat speeds up the body’s metabolism in a way similar to the effect of exercise.
Sauna strengthens the immune system
Another major benefit of sauna bathing is that it strengthens the immune system. Sauna sessions help to produce white blood cells, which help the body in its fight against attacking infections and ailments. Regular sauna bathers show a higher count of white blood cells, helping them stay healthier and heal faster from illness.
Sauna bathing can be social
Not everyone prefers to sauna in the company of others, but if you do - saunas provide a great medium for social interaction and a nice relaxed way to spend time with friends and loved ones.
Sauna improves performance in endurance sports
Our bodies have certain levels of heat tolerance, but these can be altered and increased through the regular use of saunas. The result of increased heat tolerance is an improvement in endurance sports since the increased tolerance means you feel less fatigue and that you can maintain your energy level for longer periods of time.
Sauna makes your hair look great
On our heads, we all have this special gland called the sebaceous gland, and this glands job is to release compounds that help condition and moisturize the hair and scalp. Spending time in the sauna activates this gland and therefore, sauna bathing works as a sort of natural moisturizing treatments that leaves your locks shinier and healthier.
Sauna helps you recover from exercise
There is a reason why so many gyms feature saunas. Sauna bathing is actually a highly effective way to recover from exercise because while sweating in the sauna the body can more easily eliminate the metabolic waste that results from working out. Blood flow to tired and strained muscles is increased by the heat, which helps the muscles recover and relax much quicker.
Sauna bathing makes you look younger
The skin is our largest organ, and just like the rest of our body, it benefits from exercise. Sauna bathing is a great way to exercise the skin. As we grow older, our skin grows less elastic and dead skin cells accumulate and risk clogging our poes, making the skin look lifeless and dull. Sauna bathing improves blood flow to our skin, aiding the regeneration of the cells and removing dead skin cell build-up, leaving our skin looking refreshed and rejuvenated.
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