It’s almost Father’s Day and what do you get the man who has everything?!
That’s an easy one for anyone who has experience Infrared Sauna and the many magical benefits firsthand…
Give Dad the gift of Good Health!
Heart Health / Blood Pressure: Studies have shown that Far infrared therapy significantly improves markers of heart disease. Men with cardiovascular risk factors were treated with far infrared sauna therapy had significant improvements in blood vessel dilation and function. Patients with congestive heart failure treated with far infrared sauna therapy showed significant improvement in exercise tolerance and significant decreases in markers of heart dysfunction. Studies have also shown that IR sauna users experience a drop in blood pressure and artery “stiffness” immediately after their session. They also show an increase in heart rate similar to the effect of moderate exercise.
Workout / Training Recovery: Research shows that IR sauna use (acclimation to heat) reduces the strain of aerobic activity on the body to include lower heart rate and lower core body temperature during workouts, increased blood flow to skeletal muscle and other tissues, reduced rate of glycogen depletion, increased red blood cell count, and increased efficiency of oxygen transport to muscles. Studies have also shown that infrared saunas decrease delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS) and improve exercise recovery. Infrared saunas penetrate the neuromuscular system to promote recovery. Plus, research shows that sitting in the sauna for 30 minutes increases women’s levels of human growth hormone (HGH), which helps our bodies break down fats and build muscle.
Pain Relief: Infrared wavelengths penetrate the body to create heat, which creates profound therapeutic benefits. IR heat increase blood flow to the muscles, delivering more concentrated oxygen, which creates more energy to heal. For years, doctors have recommended IR saunas because of proven relief from sports injury, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, arthritis, and other chronic pain conditions.
Cognitive Function: Cognitive function universally declines with age, and according to the World Health Organization, Alzheimer’s disease is now the third leading cause of mortality in high-income countries. Far infrared therapy has been shown to reverse brain damage by promoting regrowth in damaged brain cells. One study showed that the treatment of diseased cells with far infrared lead to decreased protein accumulation and restored normal cell function. Other studies have shown that treating neurons with far infrared increases the speed at which neurons grow and regenerate.
Longevity / Anti-Aging: The ability of infrared sauna therapy to decrease inflammation and oxidative damage has the potential to improve nearly every disease of aging. It has been extensively studied in humans and has not only shown widespread health benefits but no significant adverse effects have been reported. Growing research suggests that regular IR sauna sweat therapy has the potential to significantly increase longevity and quality of life.
PRO TIP: Hydration is key! Remind dad to come hydrated and rehydrate after.