The Good Sweat-Use an Infrared Sauna For Better Health!
Most athletes don’t have to worry about working up a sweat. Serious athletes sweat profusely every time they exercise, as the process of calorie burning generates heat and the body responds by cooling itself down with perspiration. Sweating is one of the body’s healthiest reactions.
For optimal health and athletic performance, more athletes should be aware of the benefits of far infrared radiant heat (which differs from the typical sauna).
Studies conducted indicate that profuse sweating in an infrared sauna room produces many beneficial reactions for athletes. Far infrared (radiant) heat creates low‐level thermal radiation that penetrates 1½ inches into the body, stimulating sweating without the feelings of suffocation and the discomfort of high temperatures of standard saunas. It does so by setting up a vibratory resonance between your own body’s infrared emissions and those of the sauna.
EFFECTS OF SWEATING
Sweating by overheating the body produces these effects:
• Burns calories, and therefore assists in fat loss programs.
• Speeds up metabolic processes of vital organs and endocrine glands.
• Places demands upon the cardiovascular system, making the heart pump harder and producing a drop in diastolic blood pressure.
• Creates a “fever” reaction that kills potentially dangerous viruses and bacteria and increases the number of leucocytes in the blood, thereby strengthening the immune system important for fighting colds, flu, and cancer and bolstering resistance to infections.
• Excretes toxins from the body, including cadmium, lead, zinc, and nickel.
• Stimulates vasodilation of peripheral vessels, which relieves pain and speeds healing of sprains, strains, bursitis, peripheral vascular diseases, arthritis, fibromyalgia and muscle pain.
• Promotes relaxation, thereby lending a feeling of well‐being.
Sauna bathing has profound effects on overall health. Interested in long term health maintenance and taking control of your own health? Sauna enthusiasts consider a sauna as a low-cost, non-drug approach to wellness using the body’s own properties to strengthen health. Adding sauna bathing to your daily routine is a great way to get healthy and stay healthy!
Author: Don Riling
Don Riling is the President of Olympic Hot Tub and has been an active member of the hot tub industry for over 20 years. As the company’s owner since 2016, he has continued Olympic’s legacy of promoting health & wellness through hot water & sauna therapy.