If you’re like most people, when you hear the word “sauna”, you immediately think of a relaxing spa environment complete with scented oils and calming music. In other words, you only associate a sauna with giving yourself a much-needed break from time to time. A ground breaking recent study has demonstrated why using a sauna, or exposing yourself to a controlled heat environment, may be the best thing you can do for your health.
Let’s review what science says about sauna usage and your health. We’ll also tell you how you can get these benefits from the comfort your own home without the price tag of a spa membership.
Saunas Around the World
Sauna usage has been around for thousands of years. Today, saunas are just a normal part of the daily routine in many parts of the world. Countries in Europe and Asia visit the sauna on a daily basis. In fact, many have saunas in their homes.
The view of the sauna in these parts of the world is different from that of the United States. Other countries see sauna use as mandatory for good health, the same way we look at exercise. This view isn’t baseless. Science has shown over and over again just how beneficial using a sauna can be for your health.
One of the most important long term studies on sauna use was recently published and the results are incredible.
The Latest Study: What’s So Special About It?
This study was conducted over a 20-year period with a sample size of 2,315 middle-aged men with an age range of 42 to 60 years old. This is extremely important as it shows the results of a large population over an extended period of time. Most studies last a year, at best. The goal of the study was to monitor the health of these men in relation to the one thing they all had in common: using a sauna.
What Were the Variables of the Study?
The men were divided up into three groups based on weekly sauna usage:
The average amount of time spent in the sauna was 14 minutes and it’s important to note that the average temperature was 175 degrees Fahrenheit / 79.4 degrees Celsius.
What Were the Results of the Study?
Within the 20-year span of the study, naturally subjects began to pass away. The factor that is getting a lot of attention is the “who” when it comes to mortality.
From Group 1, 49% of the men passed away. Remember that this group only visited the sauna once per week.
From Group 2, 38% of the subjects passed away.
Finally, in Group 3, only 31% of the men died.
The Lesson of the Study
Researchers concluded that the more you use a sauna, the lower your risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD), fatal coronary heart disease (CHD), fatal cardiovascular disease (CVD), and all-cause mortality.
How You Can Get Those Benefits Without Leaving Home
Sounds great, right?
You can easily improve your health and chances of living longer simply by sitting in a hot room.
The problem is price.
There has to be cost effective and convenient way to tap into these benefits.
The Kutting Weight sauna suit is designed to provide the identical conditions that you’d find inside a sauna. It provides the same controlled high heat environment at a fraction of the cost. Best of all, you can enjoy these benefits from the comfort of your own home.
Tell Us What You Think!
Do you use a sauna?
Have you tried the Kutting Weight sauna suit?
What benefits have you noticed?
Let us know in the comments below!
Tanjaniina Laukkanen, MSc; Hassan Khan, MD, PhD; Francesco Zaccardi, MD; et al. Association Between Sauna Bathing and Fatal Cardiovascular and All-Cause Mortality Events. JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):542-548. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.8187.
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