Posted by JNH Lifestyle on February 13, 2017
Not many people like the idea of sweating. It’s thought of as embarrassing, smelly, dirty, and something that happens when you really don’t want it to. However, sweating is a very important bodily function that keeps you healthy. Here’s why using a home infrared sauna to induce sweating is a great idea.
Why Do You Sweat?
Sweating has many beneficial properties for the body. It helps cool down the body, send salt back into the bloodstream, and rid your body of unwanted toxins.
Your skin is covered in eccrine and apocrine sweat glands, which release liquid as needed. Your apocrine glands are located in your armpits and genital areas, and apocrine sweat is produced when your body releases adrenaline.
When you exercise, these are the areas you’ll find sweat first. Your eccrine glands are located over the rest of your body. These glands produce sweat that regulates body temperature, and you’ll often find these glands respond first if you’re sweating for an emotional reason.
Ordinarily, you cannot decide when to sweat and when not to, as sweating is a process that is controlled by the sympathetic nervous system. However, if you want to sweat for health purposes, all you need to do is step inside a home infrared sauna.
Why Does a Home Infrared Sauna Produce Such a Good Sweat?
Sweat is produced when your body is hot, so it’s only natural that an infrared sauna would cause you to sweat. You may experience a feeling similar to exercising, as your heart rate will increase as blood is pumped faster and more efficiently around your body.
An infrared sauna doesn’t just make you sweat, but helps you to do so in a more efficient way. Rather than heating the air first, which then heats your body on contact, an infrared sauna heats you from the inside out. This means the heat penetrates deeper into your tissues than it would in a traditional sauna, helping you to sweat out harmful toxins. It’s widely believed that sweat generated by an infrared sauna is composed of 20% toxins, versus sweat from a traditional sauna, which is made up of only 3% toxins.
By ridding your body of waste in this way, you’ll notice many health benefits, including clearer skin, reduced blood pressure, better circulation, and weight loss (when combined with a healthy diet). Be sure to keep hydrated when using a home infrared sauna, otherwise you may suffer from heat stroke.
Sweat isn’t the unsanitary bodily function many think it is. By using an infrared sauna, you can quickly sweat your way to a new and healthier you.
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