Are you hot?
It’s existed in different cultures for thousands of years. The Finish call it sauna, the Turkish…Hamamm, and the Russians…Banya.
Claimed benefits include detoxification, increased metabolism, weight loss, increased blood flow, decrease pain, anti-aging, skin rejuvenation, improved cardiovascular function,
improved immune function, improved sleep, stress management, relaxation and… of course...feeling hot (lol).
But what does the research say?
Sauna produces heat shock proteins, reduces inflammation, and improves insulin response.
What does this mean? The heat stress from sauna might trigger some of the same adaptations that are obtained through exercise.