In recent years, gyms are evolving into ‘health spas. On top of the usual weights and treadmills, these all-singing-all-dancing facilities also offer pools, television, cafes, hot tubs, and saunas. These unnecessary additions can be little more than distractions for some. Others see them as a ‘dessert after the meal’.
What if relaxing in a hot sauna was good for you? It may surprise you to know that spending time in a sauna has many very impressive benefits. This post will look at 10 unexpected benefits from spending time in a sauna.
1. Endurance Benefits
You probably visit the gym to run on the treadmill at least . This is a great example of how you can also get incredible benefits from spending time in the sauna.
It has been proven that spending time in a sauna can improve endurance performance. Heat management is the key to this.
While many of us assume that our fatigue during a run is due to lactate buildup or a lack oxygen/energy, the truth often involves overheating.
If you spend some time in the Sauna, you can improve your ability to regulate temperature.
You will be able run longer and not get dehydrated or too hot.
This is so important that DARPA has apparently experimented cooling gloves to help soldiers run further and farther!