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Benefits of Sauna

Peter Founder

1 min read

Combining hot sauna sessions with dips in cold water can be incredibly beneficial to both your physical and mental health.

Here is a list of benefits from regular sauna therapy by Dr Berg:

  1. It can help lower your resting heart rate
  2. It can stimulate lymphatic flow
  3. It can help lower blood pressure
  4. It can decrease the risk and intensity of an asthmatic event
  5. It increases circulation
  6. It can strengthen the immune system
  7. It can help decrease all-cause mortality
  8. It can decrease pain
  9. It can decrease inflammation
  10. It may help improve psoriasis
  11. It promotes recovery
  12. It supports cognitive function
  13. It increases insulin sensitivity
  14. It decreases ROS (it has an antioxidant effect)
  15. It has similar benefits to moderate aerobic exercise
  16. It promotes better skin quality
  17. It increases autophagy
  18. It increases melatonin (when using a sauna with infrared light)

Dr Susanna Søberg did some research for her Danish PHD. I grabbed this from her twitter page: RESULTS FROM MY PHD👩🏻‍🔬 The minimum threshold for health benefits using COLD & HEAT 🔁 11 minute cold and 57 min heat exposure per week ♨️🥶

Posted by Folkestone Sea Sauna on Thursday, January 5, 2023