Sauna Benefits. Use Sauna to Reach Your Peak Performance and Increase Your Productivity. Here’s the best way to do it

The Finnish sauna is a tradition as ancient as the whispering pines and as invigorating as a plunge into an icy lake. 

For centuries, Finns have embraced the ritual of the sauna, finding in it not just a cleansing sweat, but a deep connection to nature, community, and even a bit of magic.

Magic that heals, fights aging and diseases, depression, helps your fitness and will make you feel fabulous. And when you feel fabulous you’re going to be your most productive self. 

Today you’re going to hear what the science says about taking a Finnish sauna and then the exact sauna protocol you want to use to get the best results.

I will tell you first hand as a regular sauna user, it works.

The most comprehensive study on the effects of sauna bathing is titled…

Clinical Effects of Regular Dry Sauna Bathing: A Systematic Review.

The research paper looked at forty clinical studies involving a total of 3855 participants.

Here’s a summary of the key findings:

  • Increased Cardiovascular health: Regular sauna use was linked to a reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, and sudden cardiac death. Improved heart rate variability and lowered blood pressure were also observed.
  • Pain relief and joint function: Saunas showed effectiveness in reducing pain and improving joint function in people with conditions like arthritis, chronic back pain, and fibromyalgia.
  • Improved mood and stress reduction: Studies suggested sauna use as a potential treatment for depression and anxiety, with participants reporting improvements in mood and reductions in stress levels. There are several other studies to support this.
  • Neurological protection: Research indicated an association between regular sauna bathing and reduced risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. MOre on this in a second…
  • The study also mentioned benefits such as improving sleep quality, boosting the immune system, and aiding in weight management.

A bonus if you’re not convinced already to jump into the heat…

When you’re in the sauna your body produces heat shock proteins (HSPs), the body’s natural cellular protectors.

To cope with the intense heat your body sends out an SOS signal, triggering the production of heat shock proteins. To trigger that SOS signal you need the right temperature which we will talk about in a second. But, 

Think of heat shock proteins as tiny firefighters, rushing to repair damaged proteins and protecting healthy ones from the heat’s assault. 

The added benefit beyond what we’ve already talked about.

Neuroprotection: Studies suggest heat shock proteins may play a role in protecting brain cells from damage associated with neurodegenerative diseases and cognitive decline.

Call me crazy, but I feel sharper for hours after a sauna session.

Okay, so you’re convinced. You’re ready to jump into the heat.

Here’s the protocol the science says to sauna correctly to get all the benefits…

  • Get the right temperature: Aim for at least 176°F, 80 celsius  It’s hot,  but that’s where the magic happens. Start lower and work your way up gradually.
  • Time it right: 11-30 minutes is the sweet spot.
  • Weekly dose: Aim for 57 minutes total sauna time per week. Spread it out however you like, just get that heat fix.
  • Traditional wins: Stick to the classic dry sauna. The science on infrared isn’t quite there yet.

Saunas aren’t cheap, but you can get reasonably priced ones like Almost Heaven Barrel Saunas for under $3,000. In the US check Costco, they regularly have sales on the Almost Heaven barrels.

Look at this as an investment in your life because it will keep on giving…

Don’t want to buy one or don’t have room? Check out gyms, spas, most have them.

One last thing, if you have any health concerns check with your doctor before jumping into the heat.

So, grab your towel, step into the heat, add a few drops of eucalyptus and rejuvenate yourself with the benefits of this ancient Finnish wellness practice. 

Your move

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