The health benefits related to sauna bathing have been a topic of many research studies. Sauna bathing has been shown to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and sudden cardiac death, for example. Sauna bathing has a similar effect on the bloodstream as mildly strenuous exercise. The body temperature rises, blood flows to the surface of the skin and sweating increases.
According to research, sauna bathing is beneficial to the heart, lungs and the brain. It alleviates stress, lowers blood pressure, relieves pain, relaxes muscles and increases mental well-being.
Here´s five reasons why sauna is good for your health:
- It´s good for your heart
- Sauna relieve stress
- It lowers blood pressure
- It´s good for you skin
- Sauna speeds up recovering after sports
The Finnish sauna has been considered a cure or part of the treatment for many different diseases throughout history. An old Finnish saying goes: “if sauna, tar and booze do not help, the disease is deadly”.