12 Benefits of Infrared Saunas: Brain Health
Day 5 of our 12 benefits of Infrared Sauna Series!
Gerad shares his knowledge upside-down about brain health and the benefits you will see!
increases your release of dopamine, serotonin, norepinephrine which can help reduce anxiety, depression, and stress.
During the winter months mental health can be a big struggle. As we discussed on day 1 (Vitamin D) the colder months normally mean less time spend outside and less time in the sun. To counter these negative aspects you can join the gym and see a significant change in your brains health and your mental health!
Dopamine: Dopamine is known as the “feel-good” hormone. It gives you a sense of pleasure. It also gives you the motivation to do something when you're feeling pleasure. Dopamine is part of your reward system.
Serotonin: controls your mood and is responsible for happiness. It helps regulate when you sleep and wake, helps you think, maintains your mood, and controls your sexual desire.
Norepinephrine: As a neurotransmitter in your brain and spinal cord, norepinephrine: increases alertness, arousal and attention, constricts blood vessels, which helps maintain blood pressure in times of stress, affects your sleep-wake cycle, mood and memory.
improve blood circulation which improves the overall functioning of your brain and its alertness
lowers the risks of Alzheimer's and Dementia
More than 6 million people around the world are diagnosed with Alzheimer's and that number is predicted to increase.
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is a protein in the brain that lowers your risk of mental disease. This protein increases the growth of new brain cells. Spending time in an infrared sauna boosts BDNF.