Over the past few decades, an ever-increasing amount of research has emerged showing there are tremendous health benefits of sauna use; including improving heart health, increasing longevity, lowering stroke risk, and decreasing all-cause mortality.
Renowned health researcher, Dr. Rhonda Patrick, recently gave a presentation at a professional conference covering the health benefits of sauna use that are being proven by long-term scientific studies.
Dr. Patrick started her talk with a very bold statement…
The Many Health Benefits of Sauna Use
Studies have shown that 25 minutes of sitting in a sauna will raise heart rate just as much as the same amount of time engaging in moderate physical activity, but more importantly, the time in the sauna also increases heart rate variability, which is the ability of the heart to respond favorably to stressful conditions.
Here’s some great insight from the presentation she shared on a recent Instagram post:
Here’s a rundown of some key health benefits of regular sauna use:
- Improves cardiovascular health
- Reduces inflammation
- Improves cognitive & mental health
- Improves mood and relieves depression
- Increases hormonal and metabolic function
- Increases endurance in athletic performance
- Excretes toxins and heavy metals from the body
For more information on the health benefits of sauna use, we go into great detail here on Sauna School.
- “Sauna Use as an Exercise Mimetic for Heart and Healthspan” – Found My Fitness / Dr. Rhonda Patrick
- Dr. Rhonda Patricks’ Instagram Post
- Sauna use associated with reduced risk of cardiac, all-cause mortality
- Frequent sauna bathing may protect men against dementia, Finnish study suggests
- Frequent sauna bathing reduces risk of stroke
- Frequent sauna bathing keeps blood pressure in check
- Scientists uncover why sauna bathing is good for your health
- Sauna bathing and systemic inflammation