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Is sauna good for you ? And why ?

Is sauna good for you ? And why ?

Can be.: Sauna helps you sweat which is one of the ways your body gets rid of toxins. Sweating is an important part of being healthy and sauna can help with that. Sauna is not appropriate for everyone however and you should discuss it with your physician. Take care! ...Read more

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Is going to sauna everyday good or bad?

Ok: It's okay as long as you go just for a short period of ime 10-15 minutes at the most, and you get out of it if you start having any physical symptoms like dizziness, fatigue etc. You should also drink enough water, to avoid dehydration. ...Read more

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Can i go to the sauna if i have a small mioma?

Can i go to the sauna if i have a small mioma?

Yes: You should be able to still use the sauna. However, you would want to not use the sauna if you are pregnant. Happy sweating! ...Read more

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Does regular use of a sauna help in weight reduction?

Does regular use of a sauna help in weight reduction?

Short answer: Some people use a sauna to help lose weight. While the sauna can be a helpful tool for weight loss, there are things it does and does not do. If you’re interested in using a sauna for weight loss, here’s the truth about it. Sitting in the sauna for 30 minutes will make you lose weight. Surprised? While it’s true that you’ll lose weight, that weight loss comes from water. ...Read more

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Could it be bad for me to workout and go in the sauna when i'm slightly sick?

Could it be bad for me to workout and go in the sauna when i'm slightly sick?

Depends: If you have significant fatigue, fever/chills, a chest cough, shortness of breath, diarrhea or vomiting, then you should rest from exercise and avoid the sauna. If you do not have any of these symptoms, and your symptoms are quite mild, then a light workout is probably permissible. ...Read more

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What benefits are there in using a sauna and how long do I have to be in there to benefit?

What benefits are there in using a sauna and how long do I have to be in there to benefit?

Sauna: Historically, saunas have been used to sweat out impurities from the body. For health reasons, you should not stay in a sauna for more than 10-20 minutes at a time. After and during, it is important to drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated. Many people believe they can use saunas to lose weight, however you only lose water weight which you will put back on as soon as you take a drink. ...Read more

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Wat are the benefits of the sauna and how long should i stay in there the first time i use it?

Wat are the benefits of the sauna and how long should i stay in there the first time i use it?

Below: The November issue of Harvard Men's Health Watch explains how these changes may influence a man's health. "All in all, saunas appear safe for the body, but there is little evidence that they have health benefits above and beyond relaxation and a feeling of well-being," says Dr. Harvey Simon, editor-in-chief of Harvard Men's Health Watch. However, heart patients should check with their doctors before taking a sauna. Studies show them to be safe for people with stable coronary artery disease. "But patients with poorly controlled blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, unstable angina, and advanced heart failure or heart valve disease will probably be advised to stay cool," says Dr. Simon. He suggests that sauna users follow these simple precautions: •Avoid alcohol and medications that may impair sweating and produce overheating before and after your sauna. •Stay in no more than 15–20 minutes. •Cool down gradually afterward. •Drink two to four glasses of cool water after each sauna. •Don't take a sauna when you are ill, and if you feel unwell during your sauna, head for the door. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to do if i got my sauna 14 hours ago and a full body massage 10 hours ago. Is it okay?

Can you tell me what to do if i got my sauna 14 hours ago and a full body massage 10 hours ago. Is it okay?

Probably okay: As I see no specific condition or health concern, going to a sauna and getting a massage on the same day is fine. I would just be sure to hydrate well. If there is any other condition or concern, please clarify. ...Read more

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