Enhance Your Weight Loss with an Infrared Sauna

One of the many benefits of infrared sauna is how it enhances weight loss.

This blog post is one of eight blog posts I have written for you to help you “Discover the Power of Healing With An Infrared Sauna.” I hope you will visit this link to learn about the many other health benefits of including infrared sauna bathing in your lifestyle.

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Sitting in a far infrared sauna is going to increase your blood flow, cardiac output, heart rate, and metabolic rate, much like exercise does, consuming considerable energy, and sweating is a part of this complex thermoregulatory process (3). A 30-45 minute sauna session has been assessed to burn about 600 calories. It has also been assessed that 25 minutes in a sauna at higher than 160 degrees is equal to 25 minutes on a stationary bike (100 watts) or equivalent to a 3 mile jog.

A professor at Binghamton University (25) designed a study exposing people to 45 minutes per day in an infrared sauna. The effects on body temperature, physiologic measures and long-term body weight changes were measured. The first group used the sauna 3 times a week for 4 months for 45 minutes each and their results were a 4% reduction in body fat. This is significant, as this is not a 4% fall in total body weight, but a 4% loss in body fat, which is what is the most important aspect for weight loss.

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In phase 2, the weekly frequency of sessions was increased to 5 times a week, but the duration was reduced from 45 minutes to 30 minutes and the program length reduced from 4 months to 2 months. These subjects also achieved an average 4% fall in body fat but in almost half the time (a total of 20 hours sauna bathing vs 36 hours in the phase 1 group). It was also noted that those that came in later in the day lost significantly more body fat than those using the sauna in the morning. It was also found that the higher the core body temperature reached, the larger the decrease in body fat.

With sweating and the loss of body fat, toxins are being released. When toxins are released, it is much easier to lose abdominal fat. Our body fat stores chemical toxins and heavy metals. This is actually a function of our body fat to store toxins so that they are not released into our system and harm us. But when you ditch the toxins, you actually lose those fat stores far more easily because fat stores, especially belly fat, no longer has a job to do anymore. And with fat loss, inflammation declines, and a healthy weight becomes much easier to maintain.

Sauna is not meant to replace exercise. However, there are a lot of people who are sedentary not by choice, thus sauna is an excellent option for these people, and a passive way to get great weight loss and cardiovascular benefits.

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Not all Infrared Technology is Equal

Sunlighten’s far infrared technology, Solocarbon®, is the only infrared sauna heater on the market clinically shown to raise core temperature nearly 3 degrees. What does this mean for your health? You will experience the most detoxifying sweat, lower systolic and diastolic blood pressure and aid in weight loss through waistline reduction.

The most advanced infrared therapy available is Solocarbon 3-in-1 infrared treatments.  The infrared spectrum consists of near (NIR), mid (MIR), and far (FIR) waves, each with distinct characteristics and health benefits.  Sunlighten offers all three peak wavelengths for the maximum therapeutic results.

Infrared sauna therapy is an investment in your health. Daily sauna sessions can provide you with a longer life, more energy and a highly effective way to detox your body. With a sauna in your life, every day you will fell better and enjoy long-term health.

Things to Look for In a Sauna:

Infrared sauna is the best way to get that “river of sweat” comfortably. It’s crucial that you sweat to get the benefits. If you don’t sweat, it is not the right sauna, and if it is too miserable for you to sweat, you won’t want to do it. Infrared heat gets you to that “river of sweat” without you being uncomfortable.

Problems with other type of saunas are:

  • Heats the room and skin
  • Hard to breathe (steam)
  • Can create mold/grow bacteria

You will want to use a sauna that is low in radiation and has “full spectrum,” not just NEAR, and not just FAR infrared. You will also want the sauna to reach a therapeutic heat of over 160 degrees. That’s because it is at this temperature that the “river of sweat” is produced, where core body temperature is raised, where the production of heat shock proteins are produced and where the immune response is mobilized.

Infrared Protocols:

Use daily for a minimum of 30-45 minutes at 120-125 degree F for the first two weeks, then 125-135 degree F for the next two weeks.

Drink 8-16 ounces of water before and after each sauna session. Once a week add a few drops of trace minerals to your water supply.

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