9 Reasons Saunas Are Good for Your Health

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Wood-filled saunas are heated to 80°C to 100°C. Pouring water on sauna rocks adds humidity. It's usually dry (less than 20% humidity), unlike a steam room.

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Sauna bathing may improve the heart and cardiovascular system. Due to its effects on cells, arteries, and the neurological system, saunas may influence heart health. 

Improved heart health

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A sauna session temporarily raises heart rate and blood pressure, like exercise. Hypertensives can lower blood pressure in saunas.

Better blood pressure

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Saunas may reduce dementia and Alzheimer's risk. Sauna use four to seven times a week cut men's dementia and Alzheimer's risk by half. 

Reduced Alzheimer's and dementia risk

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Sauna heat releases brain-derived neurotrophic factor, which heals muscles. Blood flow to muscles increases with heat, aiding recuperation. 

Recovery for sore muscles

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Saunas may relieve muscular pain. Also helps muscle and joint pain. RA and AS discomfort and range of motion improve.

Reduces pain and increases mobility

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