A sauna sounds pretty incredible on cool days when you’d appreciate feeling warm down to your core, but we know the idea of using a sauna during the hotter months probably catches you off guard; you wouldn’t be the first. But we’re here to tell you just how incredible it can be for you – body and mind – to use a sauna all year long.
There are a number of benefits to sauna use, including detoxing your body, skin care, and better sleep. But we want to focus on the benefits of weight loss and toning your body. Recognizing that many people use the warmer months of the year to reinvigorate an exercise routine and get in better shape, we want to show you how a sauna can be a viable part of your success maintaining your health goals all year long, not just when it’s warm.
Water retention can cause a delay in attaining the muscle tone that you want because it covers up the muscles. If you’re pretty lean, fit and active but still aren’t seeing the toning results you should be after all your hard work, then it’s possible you’re retaining water. In addition to limiting your salt intake and getting in the right amount of fiber, sweating is an effective way to eliminate water retention. And what’s something you do a lot of in a sauna? Sweat. For the record, sweating also rids your body of excess sodium trapped under your skin, so it’s a win-win.
Because of all that excess sweating in a sauna, you’re also burning anywhere from 300-500 calories in a 20-30 minute sauna session. You’d have to do a hardcore cardio workout at the gym in order to burn that amount of calories, when you can do it while relaxing in a sauna. Don’t mistaken this as a recommendation to quit working out, of course, but adding a sauna to your active lifestyle can help you to reach your weight loss goals faster. This is especially handy during the colder months of the year, when being active is harder.
Weight loss and muscle toning are not seasonal goals – it’s something you want all year round. A Helo sauna can help you reach your goals and maintain them.