Now that working from home is the new norm, more “offices” are just a few steps from the kitchen. This close proximity to the fridge has led to the dreaded “Covid-19-lb” weight gain. You’ve probably heard the sauna weight loss claim: “Sit in a sauna for 30 minutes and burn 600 calories.”
This sounds like the sauna is a “miracle” tool for weight loss when in actuality, science shows incorporating steam bath in Charlotte NC use into your health regimen will not only contribute to weight loss but have many other health benefits as well.
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Raising Core Body Temperature
An infrared sauna session directly heats your body by raising your core temperature as you absorb the infrared heat. This boosts your cardiovascular, lymphatic and immune systems creating a fat-based sweat that helps your body detox and eliminates toxins in a safe, comfortable way. Far infrared heat has been found to slightly increase human growth hormone production (HGH) and lower cortisol levels which also aids in greater weight loss and overall better health.
Muscle and Joint Pain Relief
Exercise is one of the largest factors in getting in shape and losing weight. Experiencing any discomfort in your joints or muscles is a deterrent to getting active, and it’s easy to use minor aches and pains as an excuse to not get motivated. You can reduce and sometimes even eliminate aches and pains by using an infrared sauna.
Infrared heat penetrates deep into muscles and tendons to release tension. The heat alerts the body to a “false fever” that results in higher production of white blood cells to help reduce swelling and inflammation. Increased blood flow also promotes faster healing of muscles. With less tension, improved mobility, and more efficient healing, getting active for weight loss is more plausible and enjoyable.