Whether or not you’re a fan of heat or sitting in a room and sweating for a few minutes, you should be hitting the sauna any chance you get. Saunas have many surprising health benefits you may be unaware of. Keep reading for a few reasons why you should be frequenting the sauna any chance you get.
Improved Heart Health
Numerous studies have shown that sauna sessions improve heart health by increasing blood circulation, which improves cardiovascular health.
If you frequent the gym a lot, a sauna session from about five to 20 minutes also helps reduce muscle pain and soreness, by releasing lactic acids and reducing tension in the muscles. This will improve overall performance in the gym, and help you crush those fitness goals quickly.
Sauna sessions flush toxins out of our system as increased sweating does, removing common toxins such as reduced levels of lead, copper, zinc, nickel, mercury, and chemicals.
A recent study shows that sauna sessions of at least 19 minutes, four to seven times a day, are linked to preventing Alzheimer’s.
The heat in the sauna helps us to relax and regulates the level of cortisol in our blood, which is linked to reducing stress levels. Reduced stress has numerous health benefits including higher-quality sleep, better immunity, and increased serotonin levels.