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Evidence that heating up in sauna helps keep blood pressure and pulse cooled down.

don't be afraid to liveEvery visit to the Doctor starts with the vitals: height, weight, blood pressure, pulse.

“Are you a marathon runner?”  Sonja the nurse asked, unwrapping the velcro band from my arm.  “No, why do you ask?”  “Your blood pressure is 98/60 and your pulse is 55.  We usually only see these kind of low numbers with marathon runners.  So, whatever you are doing, keep it up.”

Well, here’s what i’m doing:

  1. I exercise no more than the average bear.  I run, bike, walk, three times a week or so, nothing special.
  2. I eat pretty well.  Yet I am prone to indulgences like Watson’s sponge candy and a beer or two in a nICE mug.
  3. I sauna 3 times a week.  Going on 20 years now.

#1 and #2 above don’t set me apart.  #3 probably does.

Authentic sauna is the key.

An infrared light bulb closet, health club or hotel sauna may, in my view, lead to increased blood pressure:

  • Lame sauna stove.
  • Restrictions on loyly (steam created from water being tossed on sauna rocks).
  • Lack of fresh air.
  • Annoying distractions from meatheads playing Lady Gaga.

An authentic Finnish sauna regime will most likely provide lower vital signs:

 How are your vitals?

 

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4 thoughts on “Evidence that heating up in sauna helps keep blood pressure and pulse cooled down.”

  1. Love your site G. read from it quite often. I enjoyed this post since I honestly feel you are correct on this. When you get my age .. older .. excersize doesn’t seem as fun. while sitting in the sauna, in my opinion, can be considered excersize, which is enjoyable. My Dad and his siblings grew up with a sauna three to five times a week. He lived to be 97 along with his sisters in their 90’s, non had any heart issues what so ever.

  2. I exercise a couple hours a day, and let me tell you, there is nothing better than a few post workout sauna rounds. Sure, my rounds may be quicker since I’m a bit more fatigued. But as someone looking to maximize my workout regimen, the sauna is an enjoyable way gain an extra edge over the competition.

    One important note for us athletes: Following a long cardio session, make sure you drink even more water than usual before and after the sauna!

  3. Visiting the sauna strengthens the body, increasing its immunity. It is important to use the sauna correctly, as this can affect our health.
    Sauna is recommended for:
    – chronic diseases, especially those associated with back pain, chronic rheumatoid arthritis, low back pain
    – asthma and upper respiratory tract diseases
    – Obesity or anorexia – in the first case, excess water and toxins are removed, in the second – the appetite increases
    – Neuroses
    – cardiovascular diseases
    – circulatory disorders
    – for increased endurance
    Contraindications:
    – Diseases in acute and subacute state
    – Hypertension of the third degree
    – Angina pectoris
    – Epilepsy, claustrophobia
    – Schizophrenia
    – Cancer
    – Tuberculosis
    – Venereal diseases
    What are the benefits of a sauna?

    In the sauna, blood vessels become more flexible and blood circulation in the extremities improves.

    The influx of blood to the skin increases. This brings nutrients to the subcutaneous layer and the surface tissues.
    The sauna trains the cardiovascular system and improves the condition of the heart.
    Sauna leads the body into a state of artificial fever (hyperthermia). Fever is part of the natural process of healing the body. This “fake fever” stimulates the immune system, which leads to an increase in the production of white blood cells and antibodies to fight the disease.
    Athletes use the sauna to relax the stressed muscles after a hard workout.
    The sauna makes you feel renewed and increases your energy level.
    Sauna – a means of increasing muscle flexibility. It creates a feeling of deep relaxation of the body and mind.
    The sauna opens the pores of the skin, soothes pain in the muscles, increases blood circulation. Common metabolic products are secreted through the skin.
    And any sauna is useless without many things like:
    ESSENTIAL OIL
    HIMALAY SALT STONES
    VEGETABLE-OILY SOAP
    I usually order from here https://spaprof.com/et/category/body-care-and-aromatherapy/body-care/products
    There are many more things you can use for a good time in the sauna

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