Everyone’s always looking for the fountain of youth but would you believe us if we told you that researchers found it in a sauna? That’s right – people who use a sauna more frequently are less likely to develop dementia and heart disease.

Researchers at the University of Eastern Finland followed over 2,000 men and found that men who visited the sauna over 4-7 times a week had a 66% lower risk of developing dementia. They also found that there was a 65% lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s when compared to the men who used a sauna once time a week.

What are the benefits of going to a Sauna?

  1. Using a sauna helps reduce the risk of coronary artery disease and cardiac death because it increases the blood flow and strengthens your heart.
  2. It clears your mind and lowers your stress level by providing a quiet space for relaxation and reflection.
  3. The time you spend in a sauna reboots your brain and helps to promote a more positive sense of well-being.
  4. It helps you to recover faster after a strenuous workout by helping you to produce more sweat and eliminate metabolic waste.
  5. It helps you look younger and more radiant by stimulating blood flow; exfoliating and removing dead cells; and promoting new skin growth.
  6. The heat from a sauna helps to mobilize the oils in your skin which are natural moisturizers and antibiotics.
  7. Regular sauna use helps to boost your energy due to more blood flowing through your body.
  8. It helps to remove a buildup of oil from your skin that normally leads to acne.
  9. Regular use of a sauna helps to reduce the risk of colds.
  10. Sauna users are more likely eat healthy, stay on diet and maintain a healthy weight.

Tips on how to add the sauna to your lifestyle:

  1. Start by adding it into your weekly routine slowly.
  2. Spend 15-20 minutes in the dry heat. Be sure that you leave immediately if you feel sick or dizzy.
  3. Make sure that you drink between 2-4 8oz glasses of water once you leave the sauna to rehydrate your body.
  4. Avoid taking any medications or drinking alcohol two hours before or after your sauna visit. These can affect sweating and lead to overheating.
  5. If you have prior health conditions, please consult a doctor before you visit the sauna
  6. Save money by visiting the sauna during our Spa Week event or by using our Spa & Wellness gift card!

 

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