Benefits of Using a Sauna by aihaozhe2


									When people think about saunas they think of them as having only a relaxation
benefit. Today many researchers have become more aware of many other health
benefits that come from using a sauna. However there are some health risks that could
come from using both wet and dry saunas.

Many athletes have started to use the infrared sauna regularly. This is because it will
help them relieve muscle tension after they have exercised hard. Using a sauna also
allows people who have arthritic pains to temporarily relieve that pain. This is
achieved because at high temperatures our bodies will produce natural pain killers
called endorphins. The use of a sauna when your muscles ache is all natural and a lot
better than taking pain killers. Because of the high temperatures it helps increase your
blood flow which helps sooth your muscle pains.

By increasing your blood flow, it causes your blood vessels to get bigger. When using
either infrared saunas or steam saunas most people's blood pressure has gone down.
Even though this result is temporary, it is shown in medical tests that using a sauna
often, about once or even twice a week will help keep your blood pressure at a level
that is manageable.

When people use saunas it causes their blood vessels to become wider as you are
exposed to the heat. By doing this it allows them to be more elastic and in general
healthier. It also causes your heart rate to increase from normal to around 110 beats
per minute and sometimes even higher than that depending on how high the heat is.
By doing this it will exercise your heart without actually going to the gym.

Saunas don't only benefit your muscles by helping them relax, but it also helps you
relax and release everyday stress. By going to the sauna it helps you fight mental
fatigue that most people suffer from in this stressful life.

There are a lot of people who have problems falling asleep, but after you use a sauna
it will help you sleep better. It is because the sauna will help your muscles feel more
relaxed, and it has also increased your body's endorphin level.

Studies show that you can lose up to 300 calories by using a sauna. It is because of
your increased heart rate due to sitting in high heat. It's obvious that most of the
weight lost in the sauna is water weight; however, by using the sauna regularly it will
help contribute to your weight loss. You should use the sauna along with your regular

For many people who are healthy, no health risk is present if used in moderation. For
people with high blood pressure, asthma, skin conditions and heart disease, saunas
can be a dangerous place. It would be best to consult your doctor if you have any of
the health risks before using the sauna.

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