How Do Infrared Saunas Burn Calories?

Infrared saunas have shown to burn 400-800 calories in a single 30-minute session — that’s in the same calorie-burning range as marathon running, racquet ball, and rowing! GHS® infrared saunas achieve these results by speeding up the metabolic process while simultaneously stimulating the endocrine system to burn calories and fat.

Understanding the Science

The infrared sauna’s deep-penetrating heat causes your core body temperature to rise, leading to an increased heart rate. Much like when you exercise, your body must work harder to lower your temp or keep up with you increased heart rate which translates into burned calories.

Don’t Take Our Word for It

The American Medical Association’s own peer-reviewed medical journal, the Journal of the American Medical Association features a very compelling article, entitled Effect of Sweating, detailing the caloric burn on a relaxing sauna session. Check it out!