A very common practice that we all know of holds a very big secret.
Using saunas regularly can make you live longer — literally.
There has been a ton of research and several published clinical trials proving that the more frequently you use a sauna, the longer you will live.
Here’s the down-low:
Sauna Use and Heart Disease
A 2015 study published in JAMA found that long-term, frequent sauna use (over 20 years, four to seven times a week) was associated with a reduced risk of several heart issues, including sudden cardiac death, fatal coronary heart disease, fatal cardiovascular disease, and all-cause mortality.
A 2015 study published in Pubmed concluded that:
Sauna Use Decreases All-Cause Mortality
Increased frequency of sauna bathing is associated with a reduced risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD), fatal coronary heart disease (CHD), fatal cardiovascular disease (CVD), and all-cause mortality.
The science states that the more frequently you use a sauna, the longer you will live as a result of several physiological changes that result from sauna use.
Sauna Use — a Breakdown
Andrew Humberman, neuroscientist at Stanford, gives a breakdown of the reasons why we should (or shouldn’t) participate in sauna sessions:
On his website, Humbermanlab.com, Huberman gives some tips and advice on how to optimize sauna use, based on your health goals.
The the best overall general health, he suggests using a sauna 2 – 3 times per week for 20 – 30 minutes per session.
The Himalayan Salt Sauna
Or, for the budget conscious, you can add Himalayan salt components to your sauna for the combined benefits of Halotherapy at the same time as your conventional sauna sessions.
For more information, or if you are looking to convert an existing space or sauna into a Himalayan salt sauna, see this article.
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