We don’t mean exercise when we say “sweat.” This time, we’re talking about getting your body moving, and we’re not talking about getting fit. There are a number of health benefits to taking regular sauna treatments.
Having a longer life
You may be able to live longer even if you sweat a lot about small things, but only if you’re doing it in a sauna. If you want to live longer, this is a good time to learn about other cultures and get healthy. Finnish people call this “sauna bathing.”
In a better mood
People have depression the most, but there is still no “cure” for it. However, science is finding a lot of things that can help ease the symptoms of sadness, hopelessness, exhaustion, and apathy, which can make them less bad. Add sauna bathing to the list. Patients with mild to moderate depression saw a big change after sitting in a sauna for 15 minutes a day, five days a week for 15 minutes each time.
Heart that is stronger
In general, the temperature in a sauna ranges from 158 to 194 degrees Fahrenheit, which can help strengthen the heart and improve circulation. This can lower your risk of having a heart attack or stroke.
Memory is better
In the beginning, it may seem like sitting in a sauna or sauna bathing is a good way to zone out or be alone with your thoughts. It turns out that it’s even better for your mind than simple relaxation. People who went to the sauna at least four times a week were two-thirds less likely to get dementia later in life, a study found.
The person has a very laid-back attitude about everything
One of the best things about sitting in a hot sauna is how it relaxes you. It’s so hot that you can’t do much but sit and think or have a quiet conversation. For those 5 or 20 minutes (not more than that), there won’t be any cell phones or computers or other gadgets to keep you from having a good time. These feelings of relaxation and well-being don’t just come and go as soon as you leave the sweat box. They stay with you for the rest of the day, making you feel calmer.
As long as you don’t eat too much
You don’t eat enough. Overeat? Sauna bathing may help you keep your appetite in check.
Ways to deal with chronic pain
Hot packs have been used for a long time to help with pain caused by muscle overuse and injuries. But could heat also help with more generalised pain?
Scientists answered this question by taking 46 people who said they were in a lot of pain and splitting them into two groups. Both groups learned mental exercises to help them deal with the pain, but the second group was also asked to sit in a sauna every day. After a month, both groups saw a decrease in pain. The sauna group, on the other hand, felt better and had less anger about their situation.