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what kind of exercise is using a sauna? how can it benefit me? should i use it b4 or after or both when working out?

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Dr. David Namerow
48 years experience Pediatrics
No real exercise!: Although time in a sauna may feel good and relax your muscles, the increasing sweating truly depletes your body of fluid and electrolytes. It would not be a good idea either before or after working out. Better to do it after a great massage or before a nice long evening together. Just remember to rehydrate with water and electrolytes!
Answered on Nov 27, 2017

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