Increased knowledge of the importance of well-being, physically as well as mentally, also increases the interest in sauna bathing. Research shows that regular sauna use has positive effects on many things, on the heart as well as on your general fitness. And, maybe most importantly, the calm in body and mind. In the sauna, you are alone with your thoughts or in rewarding discussions with friends and family.
Saunas reduce stress and improve overall health, wellness and performance. Not surprisingly, sauna bathers most frequently cite stress reduction as the number one benefit of sauna use.
A 20-year study conducted with more than 2,300 participants at the University of Eastern Finland by Dr. Jari Laukkanen and his colleagues revealed regular sauna use (4-7times per week) at 176 degrees F for 19 minutes lowered the risk for both Alzheimer’s & Dementia.
Deep sweating in a sauna can help reduce levels of lead, copper, zinc, nickel, mercury and chemical - toxins commonly absorbed just from interacting with our daily environments.
Research shows the slow, waning effect of declining endorphins after a sauna can help you get to sleep faster and stay asleep longer.
Saunas relax muscles and soothe aches/pains in both muscles and joints. Under the high heat provided by a sauna, the body releases endorphins that can have a mild, enjoyable “tranquilizing effect” and the ability to minimize the pain of joint and muscle soreness from an intense physical workout.
Much has been made of the health benefits of sauna bathing. With good reason. Physically, nothing is more reinvigorating than a deep, healthy sweat every day. Tension fades. Muscles unwind. Mentally, we emerge relaxed, revived and ready for whatever the day may bring.
A few minutes a day is all it takes to look and feel better. The body’s response to gentle, persistent heat is well-documented and proven day in and out by people all over the world. Which is why more and more doctors are recommending its purifying benefits.
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Finnish 100-meter hurdler Nooralotta Neziri, has reached the semifinals in the World Championships and the Olympics, as well as the finals in the European Indoor Championships. In cooperation with TylöHelo, she has recently built a unique combination of infrared and traditional sauna in her new apartment. Read more.