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Calories Burnt in Sauna
In today’s day and age, technology has made it possible to have different sauna experiences. A steam sauna is a classic method of using heat and steam to make the body perspire. This method has been in use for centuries. A dry sauna is also an ancient method of using heat as a means of relaxation. Temperatures are usually higher than that of a steam sauna. An infrared sauna uses infrared radiation to achieve high temperatures. This is a modern phenomenon.
Calories burned in the sauna?
However, research indicates that the weight lost due to sitting in a sauna is actually only the amount of water that the body loses through perspiration. This kind of weight loss is very easy to gain back. So, the weight loss is actually only temporary. Other than a feeling of contentment and relaxation, saunas do not provide any concrete health benefits.
The best way to lose weight and burn calories is the tried and tested method of eating properly, avoiding foods that are bad for health, and exercising to burn away the excess calories. As they say, no pain, no gain! In addition, saunas can be dangerous for people with heart condition and high blood pressure. Talk to your physician before using a sauna.
|Submitted on January 16, 2014|