The Truth About Weight Loss And Sauna

Sauna roomAn important part of any diet or weight loss program is detoxifying your organism.

This can be done in several ways – one of them being the sauna.

I’ve tried several times, but I cannot say I’m completely convinced about the benefits it brings, at least in that which weight loss wonders.

So, I’ve tried to find out more. At a first glance, it appears that sauna may help you lose a few pounds.

This might be too good to be true: you just sit in a little, very hot room and you lose weight! As good as that may sound, it is not entirely accurate. Sweating in the sauna may help you take a few pounds down due to the fact that you lose a lot of water while in the sauna, together with plenty of toxins. Nevertheless, you will not be losing any fat, neither visceral, nor subcutaneous.

Moreover, the sauna will not do what working out does: tone your muscles. Consequently, if you’re on a diet and you go to the sauna at the same time, make sure you also get plenty of exercise in order not to get flabby.

One last thing: going to the sauna needs to be done on a regular basis, if you want results and if you want to maintain those results. Sauna weight loss is not permanent, nor can it be sustained if you don’t insist on it.

On the other hand, there are a few other benefits related to going to the sauna:

  • it relieves you from stress; you definitely unwind and feel more relaxed after spending a few minutes in the sauna;
  • a slight cardiovascular improvement may appear, as the heart works harder to send blood to all vessels;
  • the effect of sauna is similar to that of fever – consequently, the body fights viruses or bacteria.

On the other hand, make sure you hydrate correctly after spending time at the sauna, as you lose plenty of water.

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