Stress is literally killing us. With a heart attack every 43 seconds in the United States each year, stress is serious business. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that stress accounts for nearly 75% of all doctor visits. Stress is also linked to the six most deadly diseases including stroke and high blood pressure.
Reducing stress, then, is a must for enhanced health. Eating well, exercising, and getting enough sleep all contribute to improved health, but there is a powerful lifestyle change that could have surprisingly strong health benefits in your life—sauna! As our infographic shows, sauna use has been associated with a 50% reduction in heart and all-cause deaths in a study from Finland. Studies in Finland and Japan also show a high corollary between regular sauna use and improved circulation, immune system, and lower reoccurrence of heart issues.