How Does an Infrared Sauna Cause Weight Loss?

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Infrared sauna helps you to lose weight by allowing energy to enter the body and warm the muscles and internal organs. This process increases the metabolism rate and causes sweating as well as calorie burning. The pulse is also increased with this procedure. When a person sweats, toxins are removed from the body. Weight loss with infrared saunas is caused by the release of the fluids in the body.

Benefits

The use of the sauna will help you to burn those extra calories, and the sweat brought on by each sauna session is equivalent to the amount of sweat of a several mile run. This method can also help acne and eczema patients with skin problems. Unhealthy substances in the body are excreted to promote better health, relaxation, and ease of mind to make the body feel better. The immune system is strengthened with the use of this device, and it is thought that the sauna can help those who have arthritis. Additonal benefits include the ability to strengthen a person’s cardiovascular system, and the increased amount of blood circulation will also help to heal cuts and burns faster.

Disadvantages

One of the major disadvantages with using an infrared sauna is that it may cause hyperthermia. Be sure to leave the sauna if any discomfort is experienced, and be careful not to fall asleep.

Sauna

An infrared sauna is usually made of cedar wood with a pleasant smell. The outer section is coated with varnish and the interior natural with no varnish. Using this method can save money from joining health clubs that offer this service.  It is easy to install and not costly. Health benefits can be achieved from home.

Use

The first step to using the sauna is to turn it on and set it to temperature that is most comfortable for you. The recommended setting is 110 to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. The sauna will take 10-20 minutes to warm, and you should try to limit your time in the sauna to one hour or less for best results.  Make sure you stay well hydrated throughout the entire sauna session.  And, bathing before the use of a sauna will help improve the benefits received related to weight loss and the sweating process.

It is best to use the sauna with light clothing or no clothing. A bathing suit is a good choice to wear. Clothing may hinder the process of energy penetration and will not achieve the maximum benefit for weight loss. After completion, a cool down is recommended. Take at least 15 minutes for yourself to allow the body to recover from the process. Do not switch to a lower temperature environment right away as this will cause a state of shock for the body. A bath or shower should follow the procedure.

References:

How to use an infrared sauna.
http://www.infraredsaunainfo.com/blog/2006/02/06/how-to-use-infrared-sauna/

For information on how infrared saunas help arthritis sufferers.
http://www.crystalsauna.com/health/pain_relief.php

For an article on the benefits.
http://www.infrared-sauna-reference.com/sauna-weight-loss.html

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