Burn up 900 Cals in 30 Minutes!A sauna is essentially a room - by comparison, sizes range from a medium-sized closet to large bedroom - that is lined with wood and has a series of tiered benches along one or more walls. Saunas utilize a specially designed heating unit that actually heats a set of natural stones, raising the temperature in the room to 150 degrees or more while maintaining a very low relative humidity - typically only about 10 to 20 percent. Water can be poured onto the hot rocks to raise the humidity as desired by the individual users. The typical sauna has a ceiling height of only about 7'' to trap in the heat, and users can move to higher or lower benches within the room to get more or less heat.
Far Infrared Sauna Therapy Health Benefits
Far infrared saunas have shown to assist in weight loss, pain management, skin purification, detoxification and stress reduction . Far infrared saunas can also provide relief to patients suffering from arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and certain skin conditions. Solocarbon? Far infrared sauna therapy surrounds the body and penetrates deeply into joints, muscles and tissues, speeding oxygen flow and increasing circulation. Natural body healing with Sunlight Sauna therapy leads to a healthier lifestyle for you and those around you.
Burning Up Calories in a Sauna!
As a person relaxes in the far infrared sauna, the body is actually hard at work, producing sweat, pumping blood - and burning calories. According to a Journal of the American Medical Association report, in a single sauna session person may burn as many calories as one would rowing or jogging for 30 minutes.
One can burn from 300 to 600 and to 900 calories per session! Imagine that!
As the body expends energy to produce sweat (1 gm sweat requires 0.586 kcal) a moderately conditioned person can easily sweat off up to 1000gms or more in a sauna session - the equivalent to running 10-15 kms. While this weight loss can be regained by re-hydration with water, the calories consumed will not. This is a valuable system for those who don''t exercise and those who can not exercise, yet want an effective weight control and fitness program, along with the benefits that regular exercise bring. (see Home Sauna)
Sauna Reduces Stress and Fatigue:
Perhaps the most immediate relief this far infrared sauna offers is simple relaxation, as it melts away the stresses and tensions of urban life. Just a few minutes in the far infrared sauna gives an overall massaging effect, soothing jangled nerves and knotted muscles.