In recent studies, one of the most highly acclaimed and noted neurology journals discusses the association between frequent sauna use and the risk of future strokes. Additionally, the potential risk of a stroke was reduced by a whopping 62% for those using a sauna 4-7 times a week.
Let’s take a closer look at more studies found by Dr. Jari Laukkanen, who is a professor at the University of Eastern Finland. He goes on to argue the cardiovascular benefits from frequent sauna use.
Dr. Laukkanen states that the rising temperature in a sauna helps limit inflammation in your veins which reduce arterial stiffness. Along with suggesting the possibility that saunas and hot tubs could both produce similar results.
Possible Health Benefits
Because of the variation of saunas and the heating or humidity levels, the effects on the body are similar. When sitting in a sauna, you’ll experience an increased heart rate and widen blood vessels causing increased circulation, much like participating in a moderate exercise.
Since the sauna heat increases circulation, it may improve joint movement, reduce muscle soreness, and alleviate arthritis pain.
Reduces Stress Levels
For the same reason that heat improves circulation, it may promote relaxation and enhance well-being.
Improves Cardiovascular Health
Because of the reduction of stress while using a sauna, the cardiovascular health risk may reduce.
Since a dry sauna dries the skin during use, some people find that their symptoms minimize. However, the reverse may be true for those with atopic dermatitis.
Many with asthma have found relief from common symptoms by using a sauna since it may help open airways, loosen phlegm and reduce stress.
Even though recent studies have reported sauna use may help prevent strokes, always use precaution and consult with a doctor before using a sauna. For more information stop by any one of our three convenient Coleman Backyards’ locations. We’re the leading sauna dealer in Texas!