You may have seen or heard of health clubs or gyms having saunas in the locker room for relaxation after a sweat session. But how good are they really for your health? Saunas can have benefits, but only if used correctly. Read on to learn more about how saunas work and how they can potentially help your health.
There are a few different types of saunas, but in general all saunas are rooms that are heated to temperatures between 150°F and 195°F (65°C to 90°C). Finnish-style saunas are considered “dry,” while Turkish-style saunas have lots of steam. People typically spend around 15 to 30 minutes in a sauna, depending on how much heat they can tolerate. The differences in saunas are in the methods used to produce heat. These are the most common types:
- Wood burning: Wood-burning stoves are used to heat sauna rocks. Temperatures are high, but humidity is…
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