Remember that the time that fresh fruit lasts will vary a lot with the climate, in some areas, fruits that are normally stored at room temperature may need to be stored in the fridge due to high temperatures and vice versa. In general fruits that are stored in the fridge should be covered in a plastic bag or wrapped in plastic to protect from contamination from other foods and avoid contact with oxygen.
Grapes: These should be stored in a plastic bag unwashed in the refrigerator crisper and can last around five days.
Apples: these can be stored in the refrigerator or in a cool dark place and can last up to four months under the right conditions. Frozen vegetables are great to have on hand for a quick nutritious meal and eliminate the worry of using up food that is going to go off. The exercises below are placed in an order in which they could be performed as a little circuit workout and alternate the muscle groups they target. Easier variations include push ups against the wall (if you are really unfit) or the keeping the legs bend (on fours). The stick up exercise works the upper back, and shoulder muscles and also those muscles located in the shoulder blades (scapula).
There are variations in which you perform the exercise against the wall or lying on the floor. Sticking to a weight loss regime can be a hard job especially if it involves losing the weight in long period of time.
One way to start in motivating yourself is by thinking how much you have achieved so far and concentrate on the positive. If you have hit the dreaded plateau point and you are not sure how to get going again try being more physically active.
It is time to stop being negative about yourself and start loving what you see in the mirror every day. Change that attitude towards to a more positive and loving way, your body is something precious and it does deserve the best you can give to it. The Pilates technique was introduced by Joseph Pilates as a form of exercise in America (1926) and ever since they have grown into popularity and are now accepted in their use. The supporters and developers of different Pilates techniques claim a number of benefits to their name from improving posture and balance to losing weight, and those who use them will vouch that miracles do happen. There is very little research which has looked into Pilates in weight loss and is not of high quality.
Here is a step-by-step guide on how to lose weight with pilates and generally what you need to have in mind when choosing Pilates for weight loss. Pilates is not the appropriate exercise choice if you are looking to increase calorie expenditure radically or you need to achieve large improvements in aerobic and strength components. For those who are in general inactive and do not exercise at all Pilates will provide a challenge to the muscles and could result in higher energy expenditure (in very simple terms calorie burning).
This article will look into some basic metabolic principles and how does energy expenditure (calorie burning) work so as to understand better how to lose weight if you have a slow metabolism. A second step is to look into which factors can cause substantial changes in the metabolic regulation and affect the metabolic rate and what makes some people to burn calories slower or faster.
Some of the factors are summarised in table1 below; for the purposes of this article we will concentrate only at the aspects which can cause the metabolism to slow down. There are a number of different conditions and these can range in the way they affect metabolism and weight gain. This could include very low calorie diets, fasting for religious or other purposes, anorexia etc.
You could try every trick on the book for metabolism or weight loss but if not appropriate you could actually be harming yourself and worsening a condition.
There are healthy ways of decreasing calories or increasing energy expenditure instead for losing weight without having to resolve into very low calorie diets. Although in cold weather we do burn more calories, chronic exposure to cold can actually lead into weakening of the immune system and being ill. Answer: (c) Cranberries are specifically helpful in flushing any impurities from the kidneys.
Used in conjunction with resistance trainingor an anaerobic exercise such as weightlifting, you will indeed lose weight in the abdominal area. If you do not have a personal goal and are unsure how much weight loss to aim for, there are ways to work it out. Below we have summarised some of the methods, most commonly used to classify people according to their weight and body measurements.
You may be on your ideal weight or even slightly underweight but you know that there is a bit of a tummy, or an annoying big bottom etc.
For example, you may be within your ideal weight range but you may have a high waist circumference which could indicate a high risk to specific health conditions. Ideally you can have direct body composition measurements, such as bioelectrical impedance, which can determine the percentage of fat, lean mass, and water in the body.
BMI is a simple way to classify individuals within ranges according to their weight and height. Once you have calculated your current BMI then you can look on the table below to see at which category you are. Once you have calculated your WHR you can look at the table below to see if you are within a range which increases risk of developing health conditions. For example if you are on a normal range BMI but have a high WHR you could be looking at losing weight from your abdominal area (belly). In this article I am going to present 5 foods to avoid while dieting or at least reduce their consumption to a minimum in order to succeed in your weight lost and reach an optimum health. All the following foods can have some harmful effects, so try to avoid all of them and start eating healthier today. Many people who are committed to having a healthy life style have been convinced in believing that processed unfermented soy products are good for health. Scientific theories suggest that in nature foods would not normally contain large amounts of fructose. One theory of how this happens suggests that fructose has a greater potential in turning into fat in the liver in comparison to glucose (ordinary sugar).
Everybody needs some fat in their diet, however, the chemical structure of fat plays an important role in the way is processed in the body and the health implications it can have. In brief it is suggested by studies that trans fats can cause more health problems than saturated fats. In addition, to the high calorific properties of sugar it can also increase health risks such as development of insulin resistance and diabetes.
In addition sugar can make insulin to rise in the body sharply and fall sharply which amongst others it can make you feel hungry, irritable, and tired.
Moreover, you can replace the morning cereal with a protein based breakfast which can make you feel full for longer and can provide a better insulin response.
A lot of people would be happy to know a handful of exercises which they can do at home and still have the fat burning benefits.
You can use these in combination to another workout or pick the ones you like and use them with others you may have in your list.
When you are exercising your body will use calories (energy) to fuel the exercise, no matter what exercise it is. Perform for 3 min at the start of your workout to get your muscles and cardiopulmonary systems going, and then for another 5 min at the end.
Extended legs and toes tacked in to the floor (raise on to your toes), keep your back straight. A good exercise which can offer some relief from upper back stiffness especially if cause from sitting in a desk for a long time. The first few weeks it is easy to keep motivated especially if you can see the pounds falling off. Your body keeps adjusting to losing weight and it can slow down in the speed it loses weight. Following a specific diet for a couple of weeks can be easy, but following the same all diet for months can be like a prison sentence and no surprise people want to just escape from it.
I have already mentioned above about re-evaluating your regime and whether it works for you.
Plateaus and slowdown can generate a lot of frustration and you can easily give up on your goals. Maybe you have a few or a lot of extra pounds and it could be that you are fed up with the way you look. Having someone to do it together can provide the drive and the motivation to start again and stick to a weight loss regime. If you want to follow a relatively low calorie diet, and lose a lot of weight fast, but without giving up sweets or chips it may not be possible. The little research that has been carried out does suggest that Pilates exercises can help to lower the Body Mass Index (BMI)and achieve weight loss. The apparatus provide resistance, and increase the difficulty of the exercise and in result the effort made to carry out the exercise.
If any exercise is not performed properly and to the appropriate difficulty level, it can lead to back injuries, muscle strains, joint and ligament injuries etc.
For more radical results in achieving weight loss is best combined with other forms of exercise and physical activity. As with every exercise, for muscular effects to take place it can take approximately 4 weeks.
Muscles need an appropriate amount of challenge for fitness gains, and a good fitness professional should be able to provide you with the correct level, program and routine for your individual needs.
Firstly metabolism is the combination of processes that take place in the body in order to function and maintain life.
Some of these can affect directly the metabolic rate and others can affect hormones or organs which are involved in metabolic regulation and result in dysfunctional metabolism. Menopause has been associated with low energy expenditure at rest and exercise and increase in central fat deposit and fasting insulin levels.
Some scientist will argue that the decrease in the metabolic rate starts as early as 25 years of age. Increase your muscle mass: Probably one of the most important ways of increasing the metabolic rate. Avoid very low calorie diets: As mentioned above very low calorie diets can decrease the metabolic rate (see table 1). Do not skip meals: Delaying having breakfast will actually help in burning more fat as fuel. Increase protein intake: Some studies have shown that protein does help in increasing the metabolic rate. So torturing yourselves with a T-shirt in the snow or with iced baths is definitely not recommended. Take the following multiple choice quiz and see if you know all there is to know about how to shrink you waistline and keep the inches off. Low-fat dairy foods, such as yogurt or skim milk are actually helpful in getting rid of belly fat as they release fat from fat cells in the abdominals and therefore reduce the amount of fat that is absorbed. All of the foods listed are rich in fiber and can help you lose weight if consumed in conservative portions. These methods can help you determine if you are overweight, obese or even within a healthy weight range. Have the weight you feel comfortable with and happy with even if slightly over the line, as long as this does not affect your health. As mentioned earlier in the case where you need to lose abdominal fat, a healthy balance dietmay be most adequate. Even 2 people who appear to have the same height do not necessarily mean that they would have the same weight.
Once you have an idea of your body measurements you can start planning on what you need to concentrate on. It takes about 2 weeks for your body to make long term changes and adapt (this can vary depending on each individual). If your weight loss is for mainly health reasons then it is also advisable to consult an appropriate medical professional. In that matter it is always recommended to advise a medical professional before taking any exercise or diet regime, especially if you there are pre-existing health complaints. I am sure you are familiar with several foods which are detrimental for your health and I may cover some of them, but I hope I will introduce something new for you.
In other words when you consume fructose it is more likely to be turned into fat and stored than if you were consuming ordinary sugar.
The amount of fructose contained in fruit does not really translate in high amounts unless your diet consists of just fruit.
When it comes to trying to avoid trans fats it can be a mind field as most food labels do not list the amount of trans fats they contain.
It does make me sad to say that sugar has to go as I do love cakes, chocolate, sweets, cheesecakes…the list goes on. If your aim is weight loss then sugar is your number 1 enemy and it is definitely one of the foods to avoid while dieting. In simple words when sugar enters the system, your body produces a hormone called insulin which one of its roles is to signal to the cells to absorb sugar. When the cells are chronically stimulated by insulin they can become kind of insensitive to it which can then lead to what is called insulin resistance and diabetes. The following information has been compiled to help spread the good news with the hope of placing more people on the path to greater health, relaxation and happiness. The type of fuel, whether it is fat, sugar or other will depend on the type of exercise, the intensity, the meal consumed before and when and a number of other reasons. Keep the elbows tacked in your body and the turning of the rope should come from the wrists.
Skipping is more of an aerobic exercise and for maximising the fat you burn it is better if you perform resistance exercises 1st and aerobic exercise at the end.
Lay prone on the floor with palms flat on the floor placed slightly wider under your shoulders.
As time progress, weight loss can slow down, maybe hit a plateau, hit a few parties, or simply lose interest and perspective. It is common for people to say I had that chocolate at dinner so I will skip supper, or I had a bit extra last night I will eat less today.
Firstly is best to opt for weight loss regimes which promote a healthy balance diet rather than restrictive diets.
Physical activity whether is structured exercise or just going for a walk can increase the amount of calories you burn and kick start the weight loss again. Some mat-based techniques tend to use apparatus such as gym balls and thera-bands (resistance elastic bands) which can similarly increase resistance and muscular effort. At a beginners levels exercises may not appear as they provide any muscular benefits or may seem very easy. As with every form with exercise if you have any medical conditions consult a medical professional before starting. Additionally, it may be more suitable for those who just want a light firming form of exercise to top up their weight loss or just sustain a firm body shape.
Moreover, any gains will depend on the intensity, duration and frequency of the exercise i.e. However, it must be noted that in the general healthy population these differences are very small and metabolic rate on its own will not necessarily lead to measurable weight changes. Weight gain can be common in hypothyroidism, not only due to the slowing down of the metabolic rate and the hormonal changes but also as a result of other symptoms. In order to lose weight decreasing the calorie intake may be necessary and metabolic rate may show some decrease in order for the body to adapt.
However, you do need to include carbohydrates as well as very low carbohydrate intake can have negative effects in thyroid hormone production. However, caffeine is a stimulant and can induce a stress response among other negative effects.
If you are actually one of those people who lose weight when under stress you may be tempted to think that is not a bad thing. Therefore, fried foods are not only bad for your waistline but for the health of your heart as well. Any low-fat dairy product is helpful in lowering the amount of absorbed fat in the abdominal region and therefore reduces any accumulation of fat. Regardless of your score, remember to keep a healthy perspective, which is the best way to lose belly fat. Maybe just eating the right foods, or adding some exercise to firm the areas which bother you could be the answer. Or on the other hand you could be exercising and carrying a lot of muscle which can lead to a high BMI (i.e. This could be just losing a couple of pounds to feel more comfortable in yourself, or losing some inches of your tummy or losing more weight to get within a normal range of weight.
Keep in mind that you did not put on the weight in one day so it is unlikely that you will lose it in one day.


A medical professional should provide you with the guidance you need regarding your health and weight. It also contains genes from bacteria that produce a protein which has never been part of the human food supply. In addition, studies suggest that trans fats may exacerbate diabetes as they can increase insulin resistance (in simple words the cells resist the effects of insulin and respond slower or not at all). In general is best to try and avoid processed food, fast food, margarines, and deep fried food.
The 3 and 5 min may not seem as much but trust me if you never skipped before (being a child was the last time) you will find that is not as easy. If that is too hard then just do 4 and try to build on it or go for one of the easier variations and build on it. When lowering your arm squeeze the shoulder blades together so when your arms have slide down the shoulder blades have gone back into their place. If you keep dithering about that meal last night, or the party last week and how much you eaten or drank, then you will be spending your energy on things you cannot change.
Cycling calories through the days can have a benefit, but torturing or starving yourself to make up for calories will only feel hard and you are likely to give up altogether. Even if a regime worked for a period of time it may be good to re-evaluate and see what you could change, add, remove adapt. The first ones tend to allow more freedom in choosing menus and the foods you can eat and so it is harder to feel bored. Planning is a very helpful tool for achieving your goals and it can be your starting point. Make a list of all the things you may think will be affecting you or do affect you in reaching those weight loss goals.
It is easy to want to jump to a higher level which could provide you with more challenge, more calorie burning, and faster. You can practice some elements of Pilates when sitting in your office, in the car, or watching TV, however, it is not natural to have any muscle contracted constantly. Not trying to undermine the home exercise regimes, however, in the case of Pilates exercises precision and control is vital. A medical professional will be the most appropriate person to advise you in terms of weight loss and exercise which will most suit any medical needs. Symptoms such as fatigue, depression, and weakness can lead to decreased physical activity and associated bad eating habits. Some scientist will argue that the body needs both periods of fasting and periods of feeding. Therefore, it would not be recommended to have large amount of caffeine especially if you are experiencing other day to day stresses. Chronic stress can have number of implications to health and could actually result in chronic conditions. On the other hand it could just be the shape of your body, and learning to love what you got is even better.
Waist circumference can be recommended for those people who may be classified within a healthy range with using BMI measurements but may have excess fat on their abdomen.
There are a number of changes that your body will make during a day, a month and even more during a weight loss regime. Lowering the risk of developing health conditions and being at the weight you feel satisfied is a good place to start. For example you want to lose 10lbs in one month, so you will aim for approximately 2lbs per week. Using a far infrared sauna can help strengthen the body’s immune system by stimulating increased production of white blood cells by the bone marrow and killer T-cells by the thymus. 2. However, the length is important, as if it is too short for your height you will be tripping yourself with it. If you are fit and can do a couple of sets or more push up by all means judge it and go for it. Easier variation includes assuming the plank position with placing your elbows bend under your shoulders and resting your forearms on the floor. Maybe the regime you are following has worked for thousands of people or it was great 2 years ago when you did it but this time it may not be what you need. Some ideas are: start a class like dancing or Pilates, start swimming possibly as a family activity, join a sport or see if there are running groups in your area. Set a day for planning, a day for choosing your regime, a day for getting all ready (shopping, clearing cupboards etc) and a day for starting.
However, one of the principles in which Pilates exercises are based on is precision and this is for a reason. Pilates exercises concentrate on the deep and superficial muscles of the abdomen (tummy), back and gluts (hips). On the other hand, coffee dehydrates the system and is not a good choice if you want to lose weight in the abdominal area. If you are however borderline underweight or your goals bring you to an underweight range do reconsider. It may be that one week you lose 1lb and one week you lose 3lbs but overall you have reached your monthly goal. You can build different variations as you become more confident, such as alternate legs or cross arms etc. Harder variations include placing your legs on a bench or Swiss ball and also alternating from side with one arm to centre to alternate side. Carrying out exercises, at the beginning at least, supervised by a certified professional will have the benefit of carrying exercises in the correct technique, keeping safe and working on the appropriate level and routine of exercises.
For example if you are a dress size 18 and want to just go down to a size 16 your goal could be losing 1-2 stones. Aiming for a healthy body state, a change towards a healthier diet and lifestyle rather than stressing about how many pounds you should be is probably a better thing to do. Proponents of hyperthermia, also known as fever therapy, maintain that using far infrared energy to therapeutically induce higher body temperatures helps fight infections and even cancer. This is the heat you feel penetrate your skin when you stand in the sun and miss when you walk into the shade. When people do not receive adequate amounts of far infrared heat, they often can become ill or depressed. 4.
One donut or a piece of cake will destroy all the work , effort and sacrifice that you have made during the day.
For many chronically ill patients as well as people who are well and wish to stay that way by reducing their toxic burden, the far infrared sauna is the detox method of choice. 6. Far infrared heat can penetrate into the skin about an inch and a half to two inches deep and can have therapeutic benefits, such as helping to dissolve fat deposits under the skin. Since toxins may be stored in the fat, the deep penetrating heat of a far infrared sauna can help eliminate them, especially toxins such as heavy metals and acidic compounds. 8. I tried to eat only foods that were easily digested and that  moved through my digestive system rapidly, such as raw fruits , veggies, chicken , salmon and tuna . Far infrared saunas can help clear cellulite, the gel-like lumps of fat, water and debris trapped in pockets beneath the skin. Following my plan,  you must count your calories and realize that the more calories you eat , the more exercise you must do to burn those calories.
The Green Tea has sodium which will help prevent cramps that may occur because of  excessive perspiration during your workout. This allows a person to perspire faster and to tolerate a longer period of time inside the sauna. With a treadmill , I can  walk or Jog  3-4 miles per day without worrying about the weather or other elements that  may present a problem . Typical sessions in a far infrared sauna last 20 to 30 minutes and can be repeated to maximize the benefits. 15. Inorder  not  to  over work your muscles by doing too much at one time , you can break-up your 3 miles in intervals , half in the mornings and half before bed time .
I exercised  15-20 minutes ,  using rope exercises for stretching  to stay toned. Also , I do 100 to  200  abdominal  crunches  to tighten the  stomach muscles. The effects of toxin, chemical and pesticide poisoning can be greatly reduced by the far infrared sauna’s detoxification action. Far infrared radiant heat is a form of naturally occurring energy that heats objects by direct light conversion. Far infrared sauna use can help promote rebuilding of injured tissue by having a positive effect on the fibroblasts, the connective tissue cells necessary for the repair of injury. It also can help increase growth of cells, DNA syntheses, and protein synthesis, all of which is necessary during tissue repair and regeneration. 21. The energy output from far infrared saunas so closely match the human body’s radiant energy that nearly 93 percent of the sauna’s far infrared waves reach the skin. 22. Far infrared sauna therapy has helped people with cardiovascular conditions such as congestive heart failure and angina. You don’t have to worry about setting the sauna up on a waterproof floor or near plumbing, and you don’t have to worry about mildew. 29.
Unlike a traditional sauna, which requires a closed atmosphere to maintain heat levels required for therapeutic results, a far infrared sauna can be used with its door or window completely open if far infrared penetration is the only objective. 30. Far infrared saunas benefit all your organs of elimination, from your lungs to your liver to your kidneys to your skin. 31. Infrared light has a range of wavelengths, just like visible light has wavelengths that range from red light to violet.
A far infrared sauna is usually warm within 10 or 15 minutes, whereas a conventional sauna can take more than an hour to reach optimal temperatures. 33. Another option, although quite costly, is to use far infrared bulbs, which can provide warming and stimulating color therapy. 34. When a wood type is stated to be hypoallergenic, it means that the wood contains minimal allergens and is therefore less likely to cause an allergic reaction.
When far infrared heat penetrates a bather’s body, he or she can experience a refreshed mind, relaxed mood, reduction of aches and pains, improved metabolism, and systemic regularity leading to an overall feeling of wellness. 37.
Hemlock is a very strong wood that is quite able to withstand the heat of a far infrared sauna.
IF I CAN DO IT , SO CAN YOU.                                                                                    GOOD LUCK                         LOSE 6-8 POUNDS  With proper exercise the loss of 6- to 8 pounds can reduce your   chance of Diabetes risk by 30% or more.
NASA has utilized far infrared therapy to help maintain fitness levels of astronauts in weightless environments. Enjoy Youthful Health - Minimize the Effects of Aging by Pertti Olavi Jalasjaa There’s no escaping the truth that we are all aging. Also , the reduction of 10 to 12 pounds will reduce excessive back problems.                          LOSE 13-15 POUNDS  Will have a signicant affect on your blood pressure.
Your Corvette is a special purchase, and you want it to be a decision you can look back on with pride . And weight gain, muscle loss, decreased libido, wrinkles in our skin, and a growing number of aches and pains are probably other distressing concerns. Some people try to defy nature by undergoing cosmetic surgery, utilizing every “anti-aging” skin care product available, taking stress management or meditation courses, or relocating to less polluted areas. These actions may have merits worthy of consideration, but the fact remains that no one, no matter how determined he or she may be, can slow down the passage of time. We start aging even before we are born, and the process does not stop until the day we die. While our efforts may not influence time itself, they can, however, affect how our bodies respond to and endure it. Qualified health professionals agree, for example, that regular exercise and good nutrition can have a long-term positive impact on a person’s quality of life. As well, avoiding the dangerous ultraviolet rays of the sun is universally regarded as an effective way to help maintain healthy, youthful skin. Ultimately, you'll have to attend to practical matters but right now, just let your imagination run free. And let’s not forget how quitting smoking has been shown to improve respiratory health and reduce the risk of cancer in many vital bodily organs. Get yourself a book about Corvettes or read the Corvette history pages here and around the Internet. Chances are good that you've already got a good idea of your dream Corvette, or you will find that one era of  Corvette speaks to you more than the others. The rays from a far infrared sauna can help improve cardiovascular functioning, strengthen the body’s immune system, reduce fat and cellulite, revitalize skin cells, improve muscle tone and strength, improve nutrition and production of brain chemicals, and much more. Far infrared sauna bathing also helps to flush toxic chemicals, heavy metals and other destructive agents from our bodies.
The point of the exercise is to narrow down your search to a range of several year corvette and a  certain corvette body style - maybe with a list of desired features. Exposure to this highly toxic substance can reportedly increase blood pressure and cause fertility problems, nerve disorders, muscle and joint pain, and memory or concentration difficulties. Researchers have also linked lead exposure to Alzheimer’s disease, a debilitating condition akin to dementia that most people associate with aging. Various sources likewise suggest a connection between Alzheimer’s disease and mercury, the most toxic non-radioactive element on Earth. Among the types of invisible light or electromagnetic radiation that reside outside of the optical spectrum are infrared radiation (IR) and ultraviolet (UV) radiation.
Measuring the heat from the optical spectrum, Herschel observed that the temperature in the colors increased as he went from violet to red. He also noticed that the temperature continued to increase beyond the color red, into a region of invisible light that Herschel named “infrared.”Infrared light is divided into three distinct segments with precise ranges of wavelength measured by microns. The light or energy from sunlight and fire that we perceive as heat is far infrared.The far infrared radiation (FIR) emitted by the sun should not be confused with its deleterious ultraviolet radiation.
This is called direct light conversion. Direct light conversion is perhaps best demonstrated when you’re outside on a summer day and a big cloud moves in front of the sun. In the shade, you don’t feel as warm as when you were basking in the direct path of the sun’s energy. Yet, by positioning itself between you and the sun, the cloud has blocked the sun’s far infrared rays from reaching you.
That’s the reason you feel cooler even though the temperature of the air around you has not changed. The value of far infrared light to human health and wellness must not be underestimated.
Penetrating as deeply as three inches into our bodies, far infrared rays improve blood circulation, stimulate endorphins, destroy certain bacteria and parasites, lower lactic acid, and burn calories.Advocates of hyperthermia, also known as fever therapy, contend that employing such deep-penetrating far infrared energy to therapeutically induce higher body temperatures helps combat infections and even cancer. For centuries, traditional saunas have helped to improve cardiovascular function, promote body detoxification, maintain general health, and foster greater relaxation in sauna bathers around the world.
For many sauna enthusiasts, the traditional hot sauna – the Finnish sauna – remains the preferred route to renewed health and a rejuvenated spirit. Sometimes called radiant heat saunas, soft heat saunas or heat therapy rooms, far infrared saunas offer most of the same benefits that traditional Finnish saunas do, but they do so at lower, more tolerable temperatures.
While the air temperature in a typical Finnish sauna bath ranges from 170 to 200 degrees Fahrenheit (77 to 93 degrees Celsius), such temperatures aren’t required in a far infrared sauna to induce optimal bather perspiration. By penetrating the bather’s body and effecting a deep, satisfying heat of just 100 to 130 degrees Fahrenheit (38 to 55 degrees Celsius), the far infrared rays can create an enjoyably cleansing, detoxifying and revitalizing experience for the bather. In fact, many sources claim that the volume of sweat produced during a far infrared sauna bath can be as much as three times greater than in a Finnish sauna bath.
The higher volume of sweat means a faster, more thorough, and thus more beneficial flushing of toxic chemicals and harmful heavy metals from the body. Far infrared rays are a fundamental, indispensable part of life on Earth.
Far infrared sauna bathing can improve autonomic functions of the nervous system.Further Applications of Far Infrared EnergyFar infrared saunas are just one example of the application of infrared energy in contemporary society. There are far infrared ray-emitting paints and wallpaper that combat mold as well as fast-cooking far infrared ovens that reportedly kill E. Similarly, you may not pay much attention to far infrared saunas, but these fantastic devices offer health benefits that you may not be able to afford to ignore any longer. As time progresses, it seems that the world is becoming an increasingly dangerous place. Not helping matters are all the poisons and contaminants that have found their way into our environment and into our bodies.
In fact, we can start doing something about them right now - we can start fighting back with far infrared sauna detoxification therapy. Far infrared saunas are revered by scientists and health professionals around the world for their ability to help flush out many of the toxic chemicals, heavy metals and other destructive agents that have accumulated deep within the bloodstream, skin and other vital organs of people from all walks of life. For individuals affected by mercury toxicity, lead poisoning, and other life-threatening exposures, the far infrared sauna is often viewed as an essential component of detoxification therapy. If you think that only people in high-risk occupations qualify for far infrared sauna detoxification therapy, you’re wrong. Exogenous toxins, which can be absorbed through the skin, respiratory tract and gastrointestinal tract, are those not produced by the body itself, and examples include mercury, lead, zinc and cadmium. Sylver writes that “this category consists of waste produced by the body in the course of normal metabolic functioning and also pathogens (viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites) and the waste they excrete.
In other words, you may find yourself talking about detoxification and far infrared saunas sooner than you ever thought you would.  Chronic Fatique Syndrome By Pertti Jalasjaa Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) has been enfeebling patients and confounding medical professionals for years. Also known as chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS), CFS was once commonly referred to as the “yuppie flu” after about 200 people, most of whom were white, wealthy, young females, come down with a strange illness in 1984.
National Institutes of Health claim that, for some people, chronic fatigue syndrome can first appear after a cold, bronchitis, hepatitis or an intestinal bug; for others, it can follow a bout of glandular fever. CDC and CFIDS Association of America announced in 2001 that stress may exacerbate but most likely does not cause the disorder. On the polemical subject of CFS prevalence, Dr. Buist asserts that toxins can impede muscle metabolism, causing the pain and fatigability of muscles felt by many fatigued people. Addressing the Well Mind Association in Seattle, WA, Dr. Edelson and Deborah Mitchell, authors of What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Autoimmune Disorders, put it like this: “The hallmark of CFIDS is overwhelming, persistent, incapacitating fatigue that leaves those afflicted unable to carry on their normal physical functions.
Schmidt writes, “Researchers at Uppsala University Medical School in Sweden reported that patients with chronic fatigue contain abnormal levels of mercury within their cells. These symptoms are reduced, as regular sauna therapy induces normal autonomic functioning. “Through extensive research, it has been shown that saunas greatly assist in the elimination of accumulated toxins,” Lyon adds. Rogers declares in her book Detoxify or Die, “The bottom line is that sweat is the only proven method for getting the most dangerous toxins out of the body.” In their studies of far infrared saunas, researchers in Japan have concluded that perspiration induced by far infrared sauna use contains as much as three times the amount of toxins contained in sweat expelled during exercise. It has become well known that people who take regular saunas (2-3 per week) reduce their incidence of colds and influenza by over 65% (a study by the British Medical Association). The Alternative Medicine Guide to Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia and Environmental Illness states that “post-traumatic fibromyalgia is believed to develop after a fall, whiplash or back strain, whereas primary fibromyalgia has an uncertain origin.” However, in her book Detoxify or Die, Dr.


As they, in turn, help to enhance circulation, increase waste removal and nutrient absorption, raise metabolism, and promote the elimination of toxins, foreign proteins and microbes, Dr.
Sylver deems the aforementioned benefits of proper sauna use crucial in helping people with fibromyalgia.
She notes “there are actually very few health problems that cannot be helped (or would become worse) with sauna therapy” but advises patients nevertheless to consult with their health providers before beginning sauna therapy. Dr. Rogers and other health professionals insist that the far infrared sauna, radiant heat sauna or heat therapy room is of greater benefit to fibromyalgia sufferers than the traditional hot Finnish sauna because of a fundamental difference between the two styles of sauna. Rogers calls the far infrared sauna “infinitely more tolerable,” particularly for people with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome or multiple sclerosis, because it can function effectively at a much lower temperature than a conventional Finnish sauna. “I’m convinced that the far infrared sauna is something that everyone should do to restore health,” declares Dr. That such an effective detoxification tool exists should be welcome news to anyone suffering the ill effects of excessive lead, mercury, cadmium, arsenic or aluminium in his or her body. Joseph Mercola, “If you’ve eaten fish regularly, had amalgam fillings, received vaccinations, drank contaminated water, or done industrial or agricultural work or pharmaceutical manufacturing, there’s a good chance that you have a fair amount of toxic metals in your system.” One heavy metal that has attracted significant scrutiny in recent years is lead.
Lead is a highly toxic substance, exposure to which can produce a wide range of adverse health effects. In adults, lead can reportedly increase blood pressure and cause fertility problems, nerve disorders, muscle and joint pain, irritability, and memory or concentration problems.
National Safety Council (NSC), “Even very low levels of exposure can result in reduced IQ, learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders, behavioral problems, stunted growth, impaired hearing, and kidney damage.
Lead can also be found in automobile exhaust, pesticides, hair dye, ink, and some glazed dishware.Mercury, a ubiquitous environmental pollutant that can be found in tuna and swordfish, latex paint, dental amalgams, vaccines, cosmetics, contact lens solution, fabric softener and tap water, has also been classified by researchers as posing a grave threat to human health. In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that no level of mercury can be considered to be safe, as it is the most toxic non-radioactive element on Earth. In their book What Your Doctor May Not Be Telling You About Autoimmune Disorders, Dr.
Like so many other heavy metals, cadmium can be found in air, water, soil and food. Noting that the highest contributor to cadmium toxicity is cigarette smoke, the Center for Environmental and Integrative Medicine (CEIM) in Knoxville, TN, states that “cadmium can weaken the immune system and allow bacteria, viruses, yeast and parasites to proliferate. Breathing air with lower levels of cadmium, or eating lower levels of cadmium, over long periods of time can result in a build-up of cadmium in the kidneys.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) have all classified inorganic arsenic as a known human carcinogen. Since arsenic is found naturally in the environment, humans risk exposure to it when they eat food, drink water, breathe air, or come in contact with contaminated soil or water. The same can be said for aluminium compounds. People may also be exposing themselves to aluminium compounds when they ingest medicinal products like certain antacids, laxatives and buffered aspirin or have skin contact with aluminium metal, antiperspirants, or other substances that contain aluminium or aluminium compounds. Mercola asserts that aluminium has been linked to serious illnesses such as osteoporosis, extreme nervousness, anemia, headache, decreased liver and kidney function, speech disturbances, and memory loss. He also contends that people who have died from Alzheimer’s disease have been found to have up to four times the average amount of aluminium accumulated in the brain’s nerve cells. Offering its view on the subject, the ATSDR states that exposure to aluminium is usually not harmful but notes that some people who have kidney disease store a lot of aluminium in their bodies.
In these children, the bone damage is caused by aluminium in the stomach preventing the absorption of phosphate, (which is) required for healthy bones.”Lead, mercury, cadmium, arsenic and aluminium are just five of an intimidating number of toxins capable of severely compromising your health. And Mayo Clinic studies show that (utilizing) far infrared energy is the safest way to induce healing sweat… Far infrared sauna technology is the only proven, most efficacious way of getting rid of stored environmental chemicals.” A far infrared sauna has been cited as the best place to sweat because, whereas bathing in a conventional hot air sauna produces perspiration that is composed of approximately 97 percent water and three percent toxins, soaking in a far infrared sauna has been shown to produce sweat composed of about 80 percent water and 20 percent toxins. As well, far infrared saunas can produce up to three times the sweat volume of a conventional hot air sauna while operating at a considerably cooler air temperature range of 110 to 130 degrees versus 180 to 235 degrees for hot air saunas. It’s worthwhile to also note that, according to author and sauna historian Mikkel Aaland, a 15-minute far infrared sauna session can execute the same heavy metal excretion that would take the kidneys 24 working hours. In other words, sweating in a far infrared sauna can be a very efficient method of detoxification. Even though sweating is a natural function of the human body, many people do not perspire properly because their skin has been damaged or deactivated by, among other culprits, chemicals in bath water, lotions, soaps and deodorants.
Fortunately for these people, far infrared sauna therapy can greatly help to restore the skin’s eliminative powers. It’s just one more way far infrared saunas work to heal bodies compromised by harmful chemicals. If you are concerned about how harmful chemicals and heavy metals can affect your health, consider the many benefits of owning a far infrared sauna.
Most people have a casual understanding of each of those three, but it is the mercury included in the periodic table of elements that demands greater public contemplation.
For if contemporary society placed more of an emphasis on the pernicious effects of mercury exposure, perhaps fewer people would be victimized by related illnesses and diseases. Mercury is the most toxic non-radioactive element on Earth, and the World Health Organization (WHO) has proclaimed that no level of mercury can be regarded as being safe.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced in a 2001 study that one in every 10 American women of childbearing age is at risk for having a baby born with neurological problems due to mercury exposure. There are three principal types of mercury, and each type presents a serious health hazard to humans.
The first type, elemental mercury, is a liquid that gives off mercury vapor at room temperature. Elemental mercury can also enter the bloodstream by permeating the skin. Inorganic mercury compounds, the second type, can also be inhaled as well as pass through the skin. Unlike elemental mercury, though, inorganic mercury compounds can also be absorbed through the stomach if swallowed. Many inorganic mercury compounds are irritating or corrosive to the skin, eyes and mucus membranes. The third type of mercury, organic mercury compounds, can enter the body by way of all three routes – lungs, skin and stomach. Exposure to any form of mercury on a repeated basis, or even a very high single dose, can lead to chronic mercury poisoning. Some people may become extremely upset at any criticism, lose all self-confidence, and become apathetic. Memory loss, hallucinations, and inability to concentrate can also occur.Nervous system impairment.
A person with chronic mercury poisoning may also experience difficulty balancing and walking. In What Your Doctor May Not Be Telling You About Autoimmune Disorders, authors Dr.
Environmental Protection Agency declared scrap dental amalgam a hazardous waste… Evidence now shows that mercury amalgams are the major source of mercury exposure for the general public, at rates six times higher than mercury from fish and seafood.” The guide further states, “Since mercury vapors are continuously released from amalgam fillings, as long as you have mercury dental fillings, you inhale mercury vapor 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Research has demonstrated that the body’s tissues, especially in the brain, kidneys, jaw, lungs, gastrointestinal tract, and liver, absorb and store mercury.” With such research findings having caught the public’s attention, some people have begun insisting that their dentists use composite fillings, also known as “white fillings,” as a non-toxic alternative to amalgam fillings. As well, some dental patients are demanding that their existing amalgam fillings be removed and replaced with composite fillings. In her book Detoxify or Die, Dr. Rogers writes, “Autoimmune disease, heart disease, high cholesterol and triglycerides, chemical sensitivity, allergies, antibiotic-resistant infections, depression, schizophrenia, multiple sclerosis, leukemia and just about any symptom you can think of have improved once sufficient accumulated mercury was removed from the teeth and body.”Going a step further, Dr. Daniel Royal, member of the Nevada State Board of Homeopathic Medical Examiners, states, “While removal of amalgam fillings stops further poisoning from mercury fillings, you still need to detoxify the body to eliminate the residual effect from mercury that remains behind in the body. One reason is that far infrared saunas, also known as radiant heat saunas or soft heat saunas, can effectively function at temperatures lower than those characteristic of traditional hot Finnish saunas.
The findings of this study make a strong case that far infrared saunas are simply better detoxification devices than conventional hot saunas. Before you begin a sauna detoxification program, or if you suspect that you suffer from mercury poisoning, you should discuss your plans or share your suspicions with a qualified health professional.
And if you decide to purchase a far infrared sauna for any of its many therapeutic properties, be sure to research your choices thoroughly, as satisfied sauna buyers are typically well-informed sauna buyers. Opening the Sauna Door to Better Healthby Pertti Olavi Jalasjaa You may think of a home sauna as being little more than a luxury, an object that offers pleasure and comfort but is ultimately inessential to your well-being. However, the results of decades of research may just convince you of what sauna enthusiasts have believed for centuries – that regular sauna bathing offers significant, perhaps even life-saving, health benefits. A chief objective of any sauna bath is to make you perspire, and perspiration is a natural, necessary function of the human body. It’s a means by which the body can rid itself of extra heat and water and eliminate harmful toxins that have, over time, built up inside it. Rogers notes in her book, Detoxify or Die, “The bottom line is that sweat is the only proven method for getting the most dangerous toxins out of the body.” Researchers in Japan have concluded that perspiration induced by far infrared sauna use contains as much as 300 percent more toxins than sweat expelled during exercise. As your body increases sweat production to cool itself during a hot sauna bath, your heart increases blood circulation. Heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate all increase, while diastolic blood pressure decreases, helping to improve overall cardiovascular fitness. Sauna bathing may also contribute to healthy weight loss. A letter in a 1981 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association asserted that “a moderately conditioned person can easily ‘sweat off’ 500 grams in a sauna, consuming nearly 300 calories, the equivalent of running two to three miles. A heat-conditioned person can easily sweat off 600 to 800 calories with no adverse effects. While the weight of the water lost can be regained by rehydration with water, the calories consumed will not be.” Most irrefutable are the claims that regular sauna bathing helps to relieve stress and promote relaxation. It has been demonstrated time and time again that spending just a few minutes in a hot sauna bath can reduce anxiety levels, sooth nerves and warm tight muscles. Not only has sauna bathing been shown to encourage deeper, more restful sleep, far infrared sauna therapy has proved effective in alleviating pain associated with arthritis, backache, bursitis, fibromyalgia, headache, sprains, strains and other muscular and skeletal ailments. “I am convinced that the far infrared sauna is something that everyone should do to restore health,” contends Dr.
Indeed, especially for people burdened by toxic build-up, heart disease, stress and anxiety disorders, and weight problems, it seems the home sauna is now regarded much less as a luxury item and much more as a necessity for healthy living.     Raynaud's Disease and Sauna Bathing News Worth Circulating by Pertti Olavi Jalasjaa As numerous online and print articles declare, sauna bathing has helped countless people who suffer from asthma, bronchitis, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and many other physical ailments. And while the condition known as Raynaud’s disease has perhaps not received as much attention as those previously mentioned, credible sources suggest that sauna bathing can benefit its sufferers as well. Raynaud’s disease is a condition that causes some areas of your body, such as your fingers, toes, ears, cheeks, tongue, and the tip of your nose, to feel numb and cool in response to cold temperatures or stress. Named after Maurice Raynaud, the French physician who first described it in 1862, it is a disorder of the blood vessels that supply blood to your skin. During a Raynaud’s attack, these arteries narrow, limiting blood flow to affected areas. Accurately discussing Raynaud’s can be challenging for some people, as two types of it exist, and each type has two names. Although anyone can develop the condition, primary Raynaud’s mainly affects women between the ages of 15 and 40. Just taking an item out of your freezer, putting your hands in cold water, or exposing yourself to cold air could trigger one. During an attack, which can last from less than a minute to several hours, affected areas of your skin usually first turn white. As your blood circulation improves, the affected areas may turn red, throb, tingle or swell.
Raynaud’s attacks may grow more severe over time. If the condition becomes severe, blood circulation to your extremities could permanently diminish, resulting in deformities in affected areas like your fingers or toes. Also, skin ulcers or gangrene could develop if an artery to an affected area becomes completely blocked. Depending on the cause and severity of symptoms, treatment can take many forms.
Medications may include alpha blockers, calcium channel blockers, or vasodilators, all of which help relax blood vessels. In this way, sauna bathing is a form of cardiovascular exercise. Perspiring in a sauna, especially a far infrared sauna, also helps the body rid itself of harmful toxins that have built up over time. A clinical study conducted at Sunnybrook and Women’s College Health Science Centers at the University of Toronto confirmed that far infrared therapy can bring about significant improvements in both subjective measures of pain and discomfort associated with Raynaud’s disease. Lastly, sauna bathing fosters relaxation and stress relief. To those Raynaud’s sufferers whose attacks are caused by emotional stress, as well as to the innumerable Raynaud’s sufferers whose emotional stress is understandably caused by their attacks, this news is likely very welcome. If you think you may be suffering from Raynaud’s disease or Raynaud’s phenomenon, be sure to discuss your concerns with a qualified health professional. Meanwhile, you’d be wise to investigate the many ways a home sauna, be it a traditional Finnish sauna or a far infrared sauna, can improve your health and happiness. Insomnia and the Far Infrared Saunaby Pertti Olavi JalasjaaYou’ve wisely avoided sleeping pills, but it seems as if you’ve tried almost everything else to get a better night’s sleep. By raising your body temperature in a sauna bath right before bedtime, you compel it to normalize itself afterwards, and it’s this temperature readjustment following the sauna bath that helps to improve the quality of your sleep. Of course, other effects of the heat bath can certainly contribute to improvements in your sleep. Regular sauna bathers routinely report that soaking in a hot sauna helps them rid their minds of the anxieties, frustrations and worries that may have been plaguing them prior to bathing.
And by helping to alleviate any existing physical pain like headaches, muscle strain or joint stiffness, a sauna bath can effectively disarm many of the aggravations that might have impeded truly restful sleep. Home saunas are available in many styles and sizes. Whether it’s a do-it-yourself sauna kit, a modular sauna unit, a traditional Finnish sauna or a far infrared heat therapy room, the sauna you purchase should have a noticeably positive impact on the quality of your sleep as well as on your physical and mental well-being.     Global studies on Far Infrared Sauna Benefits by Pertti Olavi JalasjaaThe citizens of Finland aren’t the only folks who know about the terrific benefits of sauna therapy. Around the globe, doctors, researchers and other professionals have discovered the tremendous value of using sauna heat to help increase the human body’s white blood cell count, stimulate its immune system, facilitate detoxification, and produce a state of general relaxation that is vital to the healing process. In many countries, experts continue to research the therapeutic properties of the sauna. The researchers also found that the sauna therapy lowered participants’ blood pressure slightly. The results of the study should be encouraging to anyone concerned about blood vessel diseases like atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and erectile dysfunction.In earlier studies, Tei and his colleagues demonstrated that sauna therapy improved the blood vessel function in hamsters with chronic heart failure. The hamsters that received sauna therapy also lived about three weeks longer than those that didn’t receive sauna therapy. German researchers recently studied 22 kindergarten children who took weekly sauna baths and compared them to a group of children that did not take any sauna baths.
The researchers found that the children who did not take the weekly sauna baths took twice as many sick days as their counterparts. Other findings suggest that it may be more than the heat of a sauna that is so advantageous to human health. Tests have indicated that the practice of tossing or splashing water on heated rocks in a traditional Finnish sauna produces a high quantity of negative ions in the air. Research has concluded that air abundant with negative ions offers great benefits, while a lack of negative ions or a higher ration of positive to negative ions in the air we breathe can cause physical harm.And while a June 2001 edition of The St. Countless studies concur that you can feel better and heal better in the soothing warmth of a sauna.    Seasonal Affective Disorder, Light Therapy and Far Infrared Saunas by Pertti Olavi JalasjaaSpend a winter in Finland, and you’ll likely gain a profound appreciation for daylight. Each year, 14 percent of northern populations reportedly experience the “winter blues,” and another six percent suffer from the more serious Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a type of clinical depression that, by definition, afflicts people only at certain times of the year. For others, it is a mild but debilitating condition that causes discomfort but not severe suffering. Also known as summer depression, RSAD is characterized by decreased sleep, weight loss, poor appetite, and other symptoms.
Because treatment options can differ for SAD and RSAD, it’s important to note that the information in the following paragraphs pertains specifically to SAD – in other words, winter depression. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, treatments for Seasonal Affective Disorder include monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOs), psychotherapy, and light therapy. Certain sources claim that, in addition to being used to treat SAD, insomnia and jet lag, light therapy can also be beneficial for people suffering from skin conditions such as acne, eczema, psoriasis and vitiglio. For treating Seasonal Affective Disorder, the most commonly used phototherapy equipment is a portable lighting device known as a light box. The patient sits in front of the box for a prescribed period of time that can be as brief as 15 minutes or as long as several hours.
In comparison, average indoor lighting typically ranges from 300 to 500 lux, and a sunny summer day is roughly 100,000 lux. Before undergoing any light therapy treatments for Seasonal Affective Disorder, be sure to discuss your concerns and options with a qualified health professional.
If you believe that you suffer from SAD, it is vital that you receive a proper diagnosis from a physician experienced in treating mood disorders. As well, certain risks (like potential eye strain, hypomania and headache, among others) are associated with phototherapy, especially for people who are photosensitive, so consulting with your doctor and an ophthalmologist could prevent additional problems from arising during or after your treatments.
If you decide to pursue light therapy treatments without the assistance of a qualified health professional, be aware that different companies hold decidedly different stances on exactly what constitutes light therapy. Little did the early sauna bathers of Finland realize centuries ago that their beloved heat baths might someday become a source of hope and healing, not just for the people of their own country but for everyone who finds the dark days of winter hard to weather. Sweat and Far Infrared Saunas- Here's the Skinnyby Pertti Olavi Jalasjaa For whatever reason, most people feel uncomfortable talking about perspiration. For example, it’s not unusual to hear someone remark that he or she “sweated” over an academic assignment, “worked up a sweat” on the tennis courts, or “lost a pint of sweat” while awaiting an important decision. But these are simply colloquial expressions that many of us utilize to make a point about our mental or physical stress or exertion related to a particular undertaking or event.
When we perspire in a far infrared sauna, we help our bodies rid themselves of the countless toxins like mercury, lead, cadmium and other contaminants that have accumulated within us over time. As well, by intensely sweating in a far infrared sauna we benefit our hearts, lungs, kidneys and other organs that are essential to our survival. Far infrared sauna bathing has also been proven to promote pain relief, muscle relaxation, and emotional tranquility. For people suffering from certain skin diseases, far infrared sauna bathing can be particularly therapeutic. As well, thorough sweating helps unclog the skin of whatever unhealthy remnants of soap, lotions, deodorants or makeup may be unnecessarily lodged in its pores. Elasticity, texture, tone and color can all noticeably improve after just a few sessions in a far infrared sauna. These benefits are available even if your skin has suffered harsh damage from excessive exposure to the sun. You don’t have to talk about perspiration if you don’t want to.
If you live a mostly sedentary lifestyle and therefore don’t perspire much on a regular basis, you must take action for the sake of the health of your heart, lungs, skin and other vital organs. Countless experts agree that it’s your best setting for healthy sweating.  Sweat out Stress in a Sauna by Pertti Olavi JalasjaaJust like everybody knows how it feels to be happy or sad, everybody knows how it feels to be stressed. People face stress at home, at work, at school – anywhere opportunities to react to internal or external stimulation exist. That stimulation can come from a disagreement with a spouse, a conflict with a co-worker, criticism from a teacher, bad news from a doctor, and so on. Even a big, surprise win at the casino can cause stress. A little stress isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Stress during a job interview can help you give the best answers to the people asking the tough questions.
These hormones are not harmful in moderate amounts, but cortisol is secreted excessively in response to chronic stress and is extremely toxic in these larger amounts. “Cortisol actually kills and disables your brain cells,” says Dr. Chronic exposure to cortisol causes the mental haziness, forgetfulness and confusion that is associated with aging.” People under stress may also be at higher risk of developing coronary heart disease. As well, people who regularly experience sudden increases in blood pressure caused by stress may, over time, develop injuries in the inner lining of their blood vessels. Studies suggest that chronic stress may increase a person’s chances for developing infections, having strokes, experiencing flare ups of multiple sclerosis, and suffering gastrointestinal problems like peptic ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, and inflammatory bowel disease. And ask anybody who has ever suffered from headaches, insomnia, skin disorders or sexual dysfunction if they believe that stress was at least partly to blame for their woes, and then construct your own conclusions about how damaging stress can be to one’s health and well being. If you think you have a serious condition that has been caused or made worse by certain stressors in your life, you should discuss your concerns with a qualified physician. If, however, you’d like to improve the quality of your life by learning how to better cope with stress, many options exist.
Perhaps your first focus should be on discovering the remarkable benefits of relaxation.Relaxation decreases blood pressure, respiration and pulse rates, releases muscle tension, and eases emotional strains. Studies indicate that soaking in a hot sauna bath can help improve respiratory function, increase cardiovascular strength, reduce and remove body toxins, strengthen the body’s immune system, relieve headaches, and cleanse and beautify skin. Sauna bathing can also increase blood circulation, relaxing tight, tired or aching muscles by providing them with more oxygen. If you’re searching for a healthy way to alleviate the stress in your life, consider purchasing a home sauna. Seemingly ubiquitous advertisements and TV commercials for antiperspirants continue to convince generations of consumers that perspiration is an undesirable, offensive bodily function. While no one would dispute that sweat can be quite unwelcome in important social and business situations, it would be imprudent not to acknowledge the necessity of perspiration and understand the critical role it plays in human health. Sweating is an essential function of the human body, as essential as eating, breathing and sleeping.
In addition to decreasing the amount of toxins and heavy metals, such as cadmium, lead, mercury, nickel and zinc, in your body, an intense sweat bath in a sauna can help cleanse it of other impurities like cholesterol, nicotine, sodium, and sulfuric acid. By improving blood circulation, regular sauna bathing can help draw the skin’s own natural nutrients to the surface, leading to better tone, texture and elasticity.
That’s why sauna bathing is being increasingly included in high-intensity treatment programs for skin ailments like acne, eczema and psoriasis. Some beauty specialists in Europe even claim the sauna can be quite a powerful weapon in the war against cellulite. As beneficial and therapeutic as sweating in a soothing hot sauna may be, however, it is imperative that bathers not allow the experience to dehydrate them. As well, be sure to discuss your plans and expectations with your personal physician before you take to the sauna for the first time, as he or she should know of any existing conditions or limitations that pertain specifically to your health and might impact your sauna use. As for all those advertisements and TV commercials that say sweating is bad, forget about them, and start doing what you know is best for your health.



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