I’ve recently been working a lot on detoxing myself, which I like to do every once in a while to make sure things keep running smoothly. I have always knows that steam rooms and saunas have great health benefits because they encourage you to sweat and release impurities. One of the hottest trends in health is the infrared sauna. It has some pretty great health benefits and leaves you feeling amazing! So what are some of the benefits, you may ask?
- Reduce stress: Part of what makes an infrared sauna relaxing is just the act of getting time to focus on yourself and your health. However, there are actual physical responses your body has to the heat that help to reduce stress. When your body enters the heat, cortisol levels rise, and when you step out of the sauna into the cool, they drop. Your body considers this new lower level the baseline, and helping you to feel relaxed.
- Heal sore muscles: Infrared heat penetrates the muscles, causing a flow of healing nutrients to the area and helping to release lactic acid and reduce soreness.
- Improve cardiovascular health: Studies have shown that sauna use can help to lower blood pressure. The high heat can cause the body’s reaction to mimic what happens during cardiovascular exercise, boosting heart health.
- Improved detox: Sweat is one of the body’s most important means of detoxification. A sauna is helpful is allowing the body to rapidly work up a sweat, and continue to do so with minimal effort required. It can be done daily to help boost detox passively.
Some trusted infrared saunas you can enjoy in the comfort of your home include:
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