–We could see that the effect was stronger the more often a person would spend time in the sauna, and also that the longer time he would spend there, the stronger the effect would be. Those who stayed in the sauna for more than 19 minutes had a 52% lower risk of dying from heart related disease than those who spent less than 11 minutes in the sauna.
The researchers are now hoping that study will bring about more research into the field of temperature and health. Dr. Rita Redberg, heart specialist at the University of California and editor at the magazine who published the Finnish study, JAMA Internal Medicine, is impressed with the results.
– I have always enjoyed the sauna, but I had no idea the health benefits were this big, she says to Reuters.
It seems investing in a sauna for your bathroom is not only an investment in quality of life, but also an investment that could actually make your life longer.