The Health Benefits of Saunas (Joe Rogan Approved)

Joe Rogan Loves Saunas

I didn’t realise that there were any until I listened to Dr Rhonda Patrick on the Joe Rogan podcast talking about ‘heat shock proteins’ and cytokines etc.

Here’s a nice infographic on the subject:

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Source – http://uk-saunas.co.uk

And here’s a study that suggests using a sauna, has similar benefits to a bout of exercise – http://www.natajournals.org/doi/abs/10.4085/1062-6050-47.2.184

“Conclusions: We found that whole-body heat stress triggers some of the physiologic responses observed with exercise.”

In 2009 a review of the available research on Far-Infrared Saunas concluded that:

“There is limited moderate evidence supporting FIRS (Far-Infrared-Saunas) efficacy in normalizing blood pressure and treating congestive heart failure; fair evidence, from a single study, supporting FIRS therapy in chronic pain; “

An infrared sauna is definiteily something that I’m looking to invest in…I even have a friend who used it as part of his holistic treatment of cancer (although I haven’t discussed this directly with him, so can’t vouch for his thoughts around effectiveness etc).

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About Drew

MMA, Fitness & Marketing enthusiast from North Wales, UK. Aspiring hippy/Buddhist, most of the time.
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