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Top 5 Benefits of Sauna

Sep 4, 2008
If you are thinking about using a sauna and are wondering what the benefits might be you will find there are many benefits that go beyond simple stress relief.

Make sure you check with your doctor if you have any ongoing medical conditions, and then try a sauna for all the benefits it provides.

Stress Relief

Most everyone is aware that sauna helps to relieve stress. Most people don't understand why. As the temperature of your skin increases it allows the release of more stress hormones, which decreases the amount in your body and lowers your stress level.

The heat from the sauna also relaxes your muscles. Once your muscles begin to relax you begin to feel a lot calmer and feel a release of stress.

Release of body toxins

This happens a couple of different ways. The main way is by increasing the amount of sweat the body produces. Sweat is used by the body to release toxins through the skin. The skin is the largest organ of the body and the fastest way to release toxins.

With an increase in temperature an increase in sweat production happens. This increase in sweat leads to faster release of toxins through the skin.

Lose weight

This may not be why you think. As your body temperature increases your heart rate also increases. A nice hot sauna can end up burning as many calories as a brisk walk just from the elevation of your heart rate.

Your sweat production is also increased which releases water trapped in the body. This helps to decrease your water weight.

Improve Your Skin

As your heart rate increases from the heat of the sauna it pumps more blood and faster. This increase in blood flow brings more and more nutrients to all parts of the body. The skin does not usually get as much of this nutrients as more important internal organs, however, now that there is excess the skin receives.

This increased nutrients coming to the skin helps clear the skin and heal problem areas. It also helps remove toxins quicker.

Improves Immune system

When you have a fever when you're sick that fever signals your white blood cells there's a problem. Your body begins to increase its production of white blood cells, to combat the infection or illness.

Now sauna to a lesser extent replicates the same situation as having a fever. This signals the white blood cells to increase production. This enhances your immune system and allows your body to fight off infection easier.

If you thought sauna was just good for stress relief you should now see there are many benefits of sauna. It helps you body in a number of ways and helps improve your health, stress level and even your looks.

If you are looking for a great way to give your body a boost, a sauna should be one of the the things at the top of your list.
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