Everyone knows that sweating is good for you. If nothing else, you sweat when you’re working out, and everyone knows that working out is good for you also.
However, that connection isn’t the only reason sweating is good for you. Sweating clears out the pores, thus ensuring that you won’t have to worry about getting acne or infected hair follicles.
But that’s certainly not the only thing sweating does. Sweating is actually part of the human immune system. When you sweat, your body is helping to push chemicals out. Most of these chemicals aren’t harmful in small amounts.
It’s not as though sweating is going to get mercury out of your body or anything. However, many of the preservatives and filler chemicals that get put into a great deal of modern food tend to build up in our body.
Sweating helps get rid of those chemicals, which are otherwise built up in our bloodstream and in our various organs. These accumulated chemicals (also know as toxins) can be lethal if they continue to build up and not get released.
But what about if you don’t have time to work out vigorously?
Or you have a health condition?
Or you have a handicap?
This is why saunas are so popular. Not only does it feel nice to sit around in heat and steam, letting your pores clear and allowing your body to feel the warmth, but it’s great for your health, as well.
And as a small side benefit, it can help stimulate weight loss. It’s such a great thing and that’s why you’ll find saunas in many gyms.
Lately, there’s been a new style of sauna that places have set up. It’s not a new technology but it has just recently become more mainstream.
These are called far infrared saunas.
What are they? How do they work? And why are they better than traditional saunas?
Infrared saunas use infrared light to heat the room instead of the traditional that heats rocks and uses steam. Infrared light is able to heat the body and induce sweating at a much lower temperature.
How does it do that? Because it actually seeps into your body and triggers the mechanism that causes body heat. By doing so, it’s essentially using your own body to do the heat up work. So unlike a traditional sauna, which tend to heat the body to a level that can be dangerous, infrared saunas can induce sweat at around 100 degrees.
This means that you can actually sit in an infrared sauna for much longer than you can sit in a traditional sauna. You don’t have to worry about over heating nearly as much, which means you can get a full breadth of sauna therapy.
Traditional saunas often make the skin and muscles overheat, which causes long term damage. There’s simply no worry about that with an infrared sauna. Plus you can breathe much easier. Unlike the Finnish, where breathing becomes much harder.
So, in summary, an infrared sauna benefits the body by making it sweat at a lower temperature than a traditional sauna. This causes you to sweat more, which in turn means your body is burning more calories and burning away more chemicals. It also keeps your skin and muscles from overheating, which means you’ll feel younger and more energetic. Infrared saunas are really the best kind of sauna to use, because they do everything you’d want out of a sauna, but better.read more