You’re hitting the gym, stocking up on all the healthy eats, building in meditation and yoga — what else are you missing when it comes to your wellness routine? Perhaps, basking in the heat of a sauna.
If you haven’t heard, relaxing in an indoor sauna can pack some serious health benefits for both mind and body (assuming you can endure a little — okay, a lot! — of sweat). So, if you’re ready to hear what these are, and see if they are a fit for your lifestyle, scroll on!
Note: Please consult your licensed healthcare professional before starting any new regimen or routine, such as this one.
Saunas come in all forms, from wet ones to dry ones to wood-burning and infrared. They differ in heat sources, humidity levels and how long you should stay in them. That said, all of them increase your core temperature, which is where the benefits come in.
According to several studies, these cover the following:
Of course, as with any new trend or practice, it's important to exercise precaution. In this case, pregnant women, children and individuals who are sick (especially with a fever!) should avoid sauna use. Additionally, those on medication should consult with their doctors before incorporating sauna use into their routines. (But again, please speak with your licensed healthcare professional before starting a new regimen.)
**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.