Saunas: Healthy Or Risky?

What’s better than a deep, healthy sweat?

For your health, not much! 

Saunas are the best, most relaxing way to get your blood flowing and heart rate up, all while sitting or laying down. We know, it definitely seems too good to be true, so what’s the catch? 

Not much! As long as you only stay in a sauna for 15-20 minutes at a time, drink lots of water when you’re done, and listen to your body – saunas are almost foolproof.

In fact, studies have been done to ensure saunas are not related to heart failure, and they’re not! Just be careful if you have any high blood pressure issues, or if you feel unwell or ill. 

Otherwise, enjoy all that saunas have to offer. What DO they have to offer? Take a look!

They help your body recover

Gym-goers often use the sauna after a workout because the heat helps relax their muscles and assists with soothing pain and aches from muscles and joints. 

Increased blood circulation also contributes to speedy recovery after physical activity. This is because as your body temperature rises, your blood vessels dilate, and increased circulation occurs – naturally healing your body’s ailments, aches, bruises, and cuts.

They flush toxins 

If possible, we should all be detoxifying our bodies daily. Saunas make it easy, thanks to deep sweating. Deep sweating in a sauna will help reduce levels of lead, copper, zinc, nickel, and mercury – which are all toxins absorbed just from interacting with our daily environments.

Additionally, the deep sweat that saunas promote help us cleanse our skin, by removing all of the toxins that are bad for our bodies.

They help fight illness

Saunas do more than just relieve symptoms of colds (stuffy noses, sore throats) – they actually help us fight off the viruses. In fact, studies have shown that saunas reduce colds and influenza. 

As our bodies are exposed to heat and steam, they produce white blood cells more rapidly, which in turn helps to kill the illness.

What can’t saunas do?! As you can see, they help us in more ways than you’d think. 

If you have access to a sauna at your local gym or sauna house, we recommend making it a part of your daily routine. You’ll feel relaxed, refreshed, and recovered after just a few minutes! 

Plus, you’ll be doing so much good for your body, we promise it will thank you!