We get people asking us, “Why should I sweat in a sauna when it’s already hot outside?” At Float North County, we included infrared sauna at our studio in early 2017 because it goes so well with floating. The benefits of sauna include:
- Detoxification at the Cellular Level
- Weight Loss
- Increased Metabolism
- Boost Immune System
- Improves Skin, and More . . .
Study in JAMA indicates reduction in Cardiovascular Disease, All-Cause Mortality and Alzheimer’s
We recently came across a study on sauna use. The findings from this study opened up our eyes to the powerful and preventative health properties associated with regular sauna use. Many of our clients have had the opportunity to discover the benefits of sauna but none of us knew just how substantial regular sauna can be for longevity; increasing the odds against contracting Cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s disease. Check out this brief summary of the the 20 year long study.
As you will see, this creates a compelling reason to sauna regularly despite the temperature outside. Learn more about our Floating and Infrared Sauna Package today.
A recent study published in the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) studied over 2,000 men for over 20 years on sauna use and its effects on all-cause mortality, Cardiovascular disease, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s.
The study found that men who use saunas frequently are less likely to die from heart disease and all-cause death. Men’s risk was even lower when they visited saunas more often in a week, and when they spent longer periods of time in a sauna each session, the researchers reported. The study participants were divided into three groups: those taking a sauna once a week, those taking a sauna 2-3 times a week, and those taking a sauna 4-7 times a week.
Frequent use of saunas consistently appeared to lower the risk of death from heart problems:
- Risk of sudden cardiac death was 22% lower after two to three sauna sessions per week and 63% lower with four to seven sauna sessions per week.
- Risk of fatal heart disease was 23% lower for two to three sessions per week and 48% lower for four to seven sauna sessions per week.
- Risk of death from heart disease or stroke was 27% lower for two to three saunas a week and 50% lower for four to seven saunas a week.
Frequent use of sauna even appeared to lower a man’s overall risk of death. Men who visited the sauna two to three times per week had a 24% lower risk of death, while those who went four to seven times per week had a 40% reduction compared to only one sauna session per week.
Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Frequent sauna use can reduce the risk of dementia. The more frequently saunas were taken, the lower the risk of dementia. Among those taking a sauna 4-7 times a week, the risk of any form of dementia was 66% lower and the risk of Alzheimer’s disease 65% lower than among those taking a sauna just once a week. The association between sauna bathing and dementia risk has not been previously investigated. The findings were published recently in the Age and Ageing journal.