Infrared Sauna - Heart Health

Sunlighten Infrared Sauna

Not only are infrared saunas amazing for detoxification of the body from toxins and chemicals, muscle recovery & performance, but it is also amazing for heart health! 

"The heart is literally at the heart, or core, of our health and wellbeing. The heart pumps blood throughout our bodies, delivering every vital thing we need to live: oxygen, nutrients, hormones, cells, proteins, sugars, and other body chemistry. When blood flow is blocked in diseases like arteriosclerosis and peripheral artery disease, our organs begin to die and our bodies can’t function. That is why doctors recommend cardiovascular exercise to get the heart pumping."

Saunaing actually offers a real solution to this cardiovacular stimulant to the body. As the body responds to the infrared heat, the heart begins to increase blood flow, which in turn improves circulation to the body. This is offerring the body a totally new way to get your heart working without demanding physical strain.

Heart health is often overlooked as a health benefit of infrared saunas. It might sound too good to be true, but it isn't! Research supports the fact that passive cardio workouts are possible in a sauna. 

So sit back and relax while your heart gets pumping!

Check out the link below for the full article on heart health by Sunlighten:

Sourced by: Sunlighten.  



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