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6 Reasons You Should Hit the Sauna

GymChick_400I’m all about things that have health benefits and beauty benefits, and a sauna will help you sweat out toxins while burning calories, leaving you with glowing skin. Try these tips, along with a sample recipe, from my 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse.

If you want to know how healthy someone is, sometimes you can just look at his or her skin and tell. If someone has clear, radiant skin, there’s a good chance he or she is very healthy; breakouts, puffiness, or dry skin indicate that the body is having some health problems. Experts say that a sauna session can do more to clean, detoxify, and simply “freshen” your skin than anything else. I personally love getting in the sauna.

Benefits of the Sauna:
Weight loss.
In a sauna, you can burn 300 to 500 calories in fifteen to twenty minutes, almost equivalent to one to two hours of brisk walking or one hour of exercise. Saunas works positively on metabolism, increasing its speed and intensity, which in turn results in weight loss.

Elimination of toxins.
The steam in a steam sauna opens up the pores, allowing the skin to sweat out toxins that can cause illness. Perspiration is how the body purges itself of toxins and impurities.

Cure for illnesses.
The heat of the steam causes the body’s temperature to rise, which can help kill any virus, bacteria, fungus, or parasite in the body.

Improved skin.
The steam hydrates and moisturizes the skin, making steam saunas particularly beneficial to people with dry skin.

Strengthened immune system.
The high temperature of a steam sauna causes an artificial fever, which sends a “wake-up call” to the immune system and increases an individual’s white blood cell count.

Relaxed muscles.
The heat from the steam warms and relaxes tense muscles. This relaxation helps to reduce stress levels, revive mental clarity, and improve overall physical and emotional health.


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