We know sweating is a great way to burn calories and detox. But how do we sweat if we're injured, unable to exercise, or stuck inside with cold, gloomy weather?
A great option is in an infrared sauna. Infrared saunas help our body release toxins, such as heavy metals like mercury, lead, and environmental chemicals. It can also help us lose weight, relax, relieve aches and pain, increase our circulation, and purify our skin.
I've experienced all of these wonderful side effects which has motivated me to purchase one for myself. They're a lot more reasonable than you might think, considering how incredible the health benefits are.
We found one on Craig's List for $600, originally $1,200. The steep discount is because it was a floor model, which I have no problem with. It also includes light therapy which adds countless other healing properties.
Investing in an infrared sauna, or finding a place that offers a membership for regular use brings huge relief to those dealing with seasonal depression known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). This is a common problem on the east coast this time of year and taking anti depressants is an option many people prefer to avoid.
When compared to traditional Swedish saunas, infrared saunas allow you to eliminate about seven times more toxins.
Helps balance your body’s level of cortisol which is your body’s primary stress hormone.
3. Pain relief
Can relieve inflammation by increasing circulation and relaxing your muscles.
4. Weight loss
Journal of the American Medical Association concluded that a 30-minute infrared sauna session could burn roughly 600 calories. Sounds hard to believe but hey, if this were even half true, it would be good news.
5. Improved circulation
Stimulates blood flow, improves muscle recovery, and decreases pain and inflammation after intense exercise.
6. Clear skin
Eliminates toxins from your pores and increases circulation, resulting in clearer, softer, glowing and healthier-looking skin.