I love the sauna after a good workout. I've mentioned some of the benefits of sauna time here before, but just saw another article here about it. This one addresses both sauna and steam room, and also dispels some of the rumors about it.
- It's not going to help you lose weight. Sure, you might lose some water weight, but it will all come right back once you rehydrate.
- It shouldn't be treated as a cleanse - sweat plays a very minor role in carrying toxins out of the body.
But it can still improve your heart health and your athletic performance. My personal reason for giving myself an extra 10 minutes at the gym every day to hit the sauna? Simple - just love the R&R time. By switching to morning workouts, I now have a few minutes to relax in the morning before work AND I now have time to take advantage of the hot tub at my temporary apartment complex after work.
If I keep all of this relaxation all week, I'll be the least frazzled holiday shopper on Black Friday.
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Today's Exercise: 30 minute treadmill interval run @ Globo Gym
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