Using an Infrared Sauna for Weight Loss
When you are relaxing in a Good Health Sauna, your body is actually working for you. This passive cardiovascular conditioning increases heart rate and metabolism, produces sweat, pumps blood, and burns calories – resulting in sauna weight loss!
Because far Infrared heat generated in a sauna penetrates deep into your body (up to 2 inches deep), it assists in the infrared sauna weight loss by causing a heating effect deep in your muscles and organs. Your body then reacts by increasing your metabolic rate and raising your pulse as you start to sweat. This profuse sweating helps to increase your basal body temperature, which also puts your metabolism to work. And then as the body starts to cool itself, there is an increase in heart rate, cardiac output, and overall metabolic rate. With a higher metabolism, your body converts food into energy at a faster rate. Typically when you have a slower metabolism, the body will start to store the energy in fat tissues, and, if not released through diet and exercise, will remain in the tissue and weight will be gained. Therefore, infrared sauna for weight loss control is a real thing!
Potential Calories Burned in an Infrared Sauna
Since an infrared sauna helps generate two to three times the sweat produced in a hot-air sauna, the implications for increased caloric consumption is large. Typically, people using saunas can burn up to 500 calories in a session (however, this number varies and isn’t guaranteed). When compared to sports and exercise, listed below are calories a 150-pound person normally burns up in 30-minutes of exercise:
Vigorous Racquet Ball/510
Swimming (crawl stroke)/300
Tennis (fast game)/265
Cycling (10 mph)/225
Golfing (without a cart)/150
Walking (3.5 mph)/150
*Numbers based on vague research and are not guaranteed.