How a Sauna Can Help You Keep Well this Winter

Photo credit: Pixabay.com, Mojpe

Photo credit: Pixabay.com, Mojpe

It’s hard to stay healthy during the winter time. Icy, snow-clogged sidewalks make sitting inside on the couch reading a book much more appealing than pulling on a pair of running shoes, and all of those sweet and savory treats that somehow make it into our homes are just too much to resist. Also, if you’re the kind of person who is acutely aware of the mounting demands of the season, it’s easy to fall prey to anxiety and stress. And as if all that wasn’t enough, it has been suggested that cold temperatures decrease your immune system’s ability to fight infection, making you more susceptible to common illnesses.

That all paints a rather severe picture, doesn’t it?

One way to fight back against the mounting odds is by having regular access to a traditional sauna. Traditional sauna use has been linked to a number of satisfying health benefits, including the following:

  • Cardiovascular workout: During a saunas session, the sitter experiences an increase in heart rate, giving them a mini internal workout that even burns calories. You may find that a sauna is a rewarding addition to any fitness regime you currently have in place.
  • Relief from tension and mental fatigue: Because it is ultimately meant to be a deeply relaxing experience, traditional sauna bathing can help ease stress, and one especially rewarding result of regular sauna use is deeper, more refreshing sleep.
  • Strengthened immune system: The heat of the sauna places the body in an artificial fever state, which then triggers your body’s natural healing process. This fake fever stimulates the immune system which increases the body’s production of disease-fighting white blood cells and antibodies.

Not every healthy lifestyle adjustment is especially enjoyable, but adding a regular sauna routine to your week certainly is! To learn more about owning your own home sauna, give us a call at 888.355.3050 or shoot us an e-mail at sales@almostheaven.com.

 

Sources:

http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/fall-winter-illnesses-flu-noro/34682492

http://www.businessinsider.com/why-you-get-sick-in-winter-2015-10

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/next/body/scientists-finally-prove-cold-weather-makes-sick/

December 14, 2015 •