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12 Benefits of Infrared Saunas: Weight Loss

Updated: Dec 15, 2022

Day 2 of our 12 benefits of Infrared Sauna Series!

Join Gerad in the cycle dance sauna studio to learn about weight loss and how infrared saunas can help you lose unwanted weight.

When you do cardio in and infrared saunas you can double the number of calories you burn! That means you could burn up to 600 calories in 30 minutes.

Increases Blood Flow:

  • The increased blood flow you see during a infrared sauna workout can decrease some the cellulite. This happens because the increased blood flow that is directed to your skin and extremities.

Heatshock Protein Release:

  • The Heatshock protein helps individuals gain muscle and the more muscle you have the more calories can be learned during rest. Burning more calories can lead to weight loss if partnered with healthy eating habits.

Elevated Heart Rate:

  • Infrared Saunas heat you from the core out and that raise of temperature elevates your heart rate and can keep it elevated for up to 30 minutes after stepping out of the sauna. This is similar to a moderate cardio workout.

Lowering Stress Levels:

  • You may not think stress and weight loss are related but they in fact are. By relaxing in a sauna you can lower the stress in your body which allows you body to focus on losing weight and many other basic functions in your body.

  • Lowering Cortisol:

    • Cortisol is a stress hormone that can help muscle growth. When you first enter the sauna your cortisol will increase but after leaving the sauna it will drop to lower than the average level.

Boosted Metabolism:

  • Consistently being in a sauna can improve the function of your endocrine system which correlates to your metabolism. As we have mentioned the heatwaves of infrared saunas are longer so they heat further into your body, which means the heat waves are able to reach your endocrine system. With a more efficient endocrine system your metabolism gets boosted helping you loss weight.

This isn't a one and done kind of weight loss plan. Consistency is important because when you implement infrared saunas into your workout plan whether is doing a 15 min class in one of our many saunas or relaxing in out relax and recharge sauna it needs to be on a consistent basis to see results.

More resources:

Five tips to survive holiday overeating without gaining weight!

Binghamton University study exposing people to 45 minutes per day in a Clearlight Infrared Sauna to measure the effects on body temperature, physiologic measures and long-term body weight changes.

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