How Far Infrared Saunas Promote Weight Loss

Over the years, there have been many debates as to how sitting in a sauna can actually lead to weight loss. In truth, the excessive sweating you experience cannot “melt off the fat”, so to speak, but if used properly, saunas can help you lose weight in indirect ways: increasing your body heat and relieving the stress that makes healthy eating habits too hard to maintain.

Raising your body temperature will help you burn extra calories (up to 600 in a far infrared sauna). The heat causes your body to elevate its metabolic rate, allowing you to continue burning calories for several hours after spending time in the sauna. This is due to the fact that the increase in temperature signals your heart to beat faster, which means your body has to burn more calories for energy.

When you feel more relaxed, the tendency to indulge in “binge eating” decreases. Studies have shown strong links between depression and obesity, as negative emotions can trigger overeating. Regular infrared sauna sessions help relieve stress, which, in turn, can help reduce the tendency to overeat.

With saunas effectively helping you shed those unwanted calories as well as potentially curbing unhealthy appetite, the road to optimal weight loss isn’t so demanding after all.

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