Did you know that the deep sweating achieved in the sauna can help your body burn calories?
The site Live Strong states that sauna use can help the body burn more fat and that it thus can aid in weight loss, if combined with exercise and a healthy diet. Most of the immediate weight loss will obviously be due to sweating out the water from your body - weight that will be replaced when you rehydrate. But in the long run, saunas can provide you with an additional way to actually improve and raise your metabolism - a great alternative to unhealthy quick fix diets. By conditioning your body and improving your lung capacity saunas has been proven to increase user’s cardiovascular performance, which in turn leads to improved metabolism. By having effects that are in many ways similar to those of physical exercise, regular sauna use is a great way to amp up the effects of your regular exercise routine. Just make sure to always drink plenty of water after each session!
What is metabolism?
Metabolism is the name of the chemical process your body goes through to convert the food you eat into energy for every part of your body to function. The more energy your body needs, the higher your metabolism and conversely; the less energy your body needs, the lower your metabolism.