The Therapeutic Benefits of our Far Infrared Sauna: cardiovascular conditioning
Improves blood circulation & strengthens cardiovascular system!
As the body produces more sweat and works to cool itself, heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate increase consequently providing the conditioning benefits of continuous exercise. Blood pressure drops because of dilated blood vessels and boosts the overall cardiovascular fitness. This cardiovascular workout burns calories.
"Many of us who run do so to place a demand on our cardiovascular system, not to build big leg muscles. Regular use of Sauna imparts a similar stress on the cardiovascular system, and its regular use may be as effect, a means of cardiovascular conditioning and burning of calories, as regular exercise." Journal of American Medical Association, August, 1981
In a 2001 study published by Journal of the American College of Cardiology, patients were treated in a Far Infrared Sauna for 15 minutes once a day for 2 weeks. The measured results are shown below:
Infrared Sauna Treatment:
• Significantly lowered blood pressure
• Significant weight loss
• Significantly lowered blood sugar
• Lowered cholesterol
• Lowered triglycerides
Conclusion: Repeated Infrared Sauna treatment improves impaired blood vessel functions in patients with high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking and high cholesterol. This suggests sauna use can play a preventive role for arteriosclerosis.