47 of the 50 States here in the US are under “Extreme Heat Index” which basically means a sauna is everywhere you go outside.
But nobody is outside. The sun bakes and scorches, and the humidity can be cut with a knife. My friend Clint talks about the virtues of hot weather sauna here, and me here, but practically speaking, hot summer isn’t the most ideal sauna weather.
For those of us with a sauna by the shores of a cool freshwater lake, we don’t need to be consoled with a violin.
We are not suffering from excessive heat. Though the heat is reaching us, our sauna cool down sessions are more effective by hanging out in the cooler water, like a Hippopotamus. We all know about proper cool down between sauna rounds – allowing the body core to cool (equalize) – and most of us know that water transfers heat much more quickly than air. You can only be in 60 degree water for a couple minutes, but you can play 18 holes of golf in 60 degree air.
As you cruise along in your fishing boat, if you see a few heads bobbing in water, check for an authentic sauna by the shores.