Weight Loss in a Sauna?

There are many dubious claims on the internet in regards to saunas and weight loss.  Most of these claims come from the myriad of infrared suppliers that have saturated the web, and that is unfortunate.  There are many quality infrared and traditional saunas on the market today, but the reality is that only a traditional sauna can give you the maximum amount of health benefits, including weight loss. Why is this?  The simple answer is, Heat.

The high temperature that is attained in a wet sauna causes your heart rate to accelerate and your metabolism to increase.  This aerobic effect speeds your calorie burn and causes you to lose weight in the process.  Some studies claim that twenty to thirty minutes in a sauna burns as many calories as sixty minutes of moderate exercise.  While actual weight loss will vary between different people, sauna use will definitely help you burn more calories.

As the body temperature increases, the blood vessels expand, allowing blood to flow more freely through the body.  The increased blood flow improves overall circulation in your body and leaves your skin with a healthy glow.  Regular sauna use causes some people to have that “just tanned” look throughout the year.

Most people report stress reduction after using a sauna as well as feeling more relaxed and refreshed.  Taking a cold shower or plunging in cold water following a sauna is both invigorating and refreshing, leading to a more enjoyable and relaxed lifestyle.  Whether you experience some or all of the benefits of wet sauna use, you will experience a lifestyle enhancement that will help you feel better!

Almost Heaven Saunas builds many types of traditional steam saunas, and all are built in the Cooperage Tradition.  Learn more about the health benefits of sauna use by visiting our health benefits page.  Contact Almost Heaven Saunas for more information on the exciting, high-quality line of Almost Heaven Saunas!

March 23, 2012 •