The Benefits Of Post-Workout Sauna Time

While many Good Home Saunas® employees love working out at the gym, we also love reaping the cardiovascular and fat-burning benefits of using our GHS® infrared saunas while at home.

You may not be surprised to learn that combining the two, a great workout followed by a relaxing sauna session, could increase the benefits of both!

Cardio and Calorie Burn

GHS® infrared saunas can burn 400-800 calories in a single 30-minute session by speeding up the metabolic process while simultaneously stimulating the endocrine system to burn calories and fat.

When adding time in the sauna to your workout regimen, you can keep your heart rake up, maximizing the cardio benefits of your workout.

Detox and Recovery

The deep-penetrating heat of an infrared sauna can help improve your circulation and expel any waste accumulated during your workout.

Plus, the heat will push deep into your muscles to alleviate any inflammation and expedite recovery of muscle aches and soreness.

Who Benefits The Most From Infrared Saunas?

This is a question we receive quite often. While our egalitarian response is “Everyone!” if you think about who has the most to gain (or lose) by their bodies functioning at an optimal level, we’d have to say, professional athletes. That is why the highest-earning sports stars and Olympians are all investing in infrared saunas. And, the reason is pretty simple: competing aggressively in sports heavily strains the muscles, tissues, joints, and immune system. The deciding factor in many professional sports competitions is often dependent on whoever has the best recovery time between training and competition.

Because of the money at stake and the odds of receiving a sidelining injury, many professional athletes are turning to infrared saunas as an investment toward their physical health and career longevity. But, nearly everyone can indeed improve their health, happiness, and well-being by using an infrared sauna.

Can Infrared Saunas Benefit Athletes

The short answer is “Yes!” Did you know that the highest sports stars and professional athletes all invest in infrared saunas? That’s right! As muscles, joints, etc., are heavily strained during sporting events, far-infrared heat helps rejuvenate them at a rapid pace.

Fitness Benefits with Sauna Use

Infrared saunas are the perfect solution for keeping up an athlete’s cardiovascular fitness while avoiding a run on a difficult weather day (days when you need a rest to allow an injury to heal, etc.). Additionally, saunas are great for warming up before stretching or starting any vigorous training athletes have. With the use of a sauna, athletes are automatically pre-warmed for stretching, skiing, running in cold conditions, etc.

Please note, for the stretching benefit from the system you will need a 40-minute sauna session before your stretching. Research indicates that stretching after a 40-minute sauna session should produce a .5 % permanent increase in your flexibility. Even one 20-minute session may create a temporary increase in your flexibility of up to 10%.

All in all, infrared saunas help to prevent injuries and enhance your ability to stay with your training program or enjoy any outdoor activity. It is great cold weather, post-activity, warm-up.