Sweating is a form of detoxification and there may be no better place than the sauna! There’s not many an excuse for not frequenting a sauna, because they are usually found close to home and/or work: at gyms, YMCAs, country clubs, fitness centers, spas and even homes have them, so they’re not too hard to find. Let’s get right to the research.
Saunas can offer symptom relief for Fibromyalgia, according to the Department of Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine at Japan’s Kagoshima University. Just three days a week 44 women had daily sauna sessions and a little water exercise and they improved their “quality of life” and their fibro symptoms. Saunas support your heart (as opposed to the myth that they stress your heart).
Quebec‘s University of Montreal–Cardiovascular and Prevention Centre found that exercise and sauna provided 24 hours of improvements of symptoms for hypertension.
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