Thursday, November 18, 2010


Just got back from the Sauna downstairs.

I decided to google on Sauna and here are my findings...
-It works as a stress reliever by helping you to relax and unwind. Relieving stress can lower blood pressure, decrease headaches, and elevate you mood. This will make you more productive, and more pleasant to be around!

-Saunas cause your body to burn calories. Your sweat glands produce sweat, which requires energy, and therefore increases caloric expenditure.

-Saunas raise your body temperature slightly, which gives the effects of a fever. This prompts the body to fight off any viruses or bacteria that can cause illness, thus boosting your immune system.

-Saunas provide a slight cardiovascular benefit in that the heat and steam require the heart to work a little more to send more blood to the capillaries.

-Saunas are an effective way to rid the body of toxins that we ingest from the environment around us through sweating, such as mercury, lead, sodium, and sulphuric acid.


A 30 minute sauna creates approximately the same amount of perspiration as a 10 kilometer run. HOW AWESOME! I'm visiting the sauna again tomorrow afternoon. :)