Keep your heart stronger for longer
The global threat of cardiovascular diseases Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are responsible for 32% of global deaths each year according to the World Health Organisation. The most critical lifestyle risk factors for CVD are unhealthy diet, insufficient exercise, smoking and excessive alcohol consumption. So what can you do to lower your risk of CVD? Regular infrared sauna use can help protect your heart. Protecting your heart against cardiovascular diseases
Two recent studies showed that longer and more frequent sauna use had a greater impact on reducing the risk of CVD and associated death than less frequent and shorter sauna sessions. One recent study conducted on Finnish men aged 42 to 60 years old, investigated the link between frequency and duration of sauna use and the risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD). It showed that men who used a sauna 4-7 times a week had a 63% lower risk of SCD. And those who used a sauna for 19 minutes or longer had a 53% lower risk than those who did 11 minutes of less. Another study found that the higher the frequency and duration of sauna use, the lower the incidence of CVD. While the exact reason sauna use helps lower your risk is still being studied. Here are some of the ways infrared saunas help protect your heart.
How do saunas help reduce CVD risk?
Infrared Saunas help protect your heart by creating a range of positive cardiovascular benefits including: * Reduced blood pressure * Reduced oxidative stress * Reduced inflammation * Activation of the autonomic nervous system * Improved lipid profile associated with CVD, and * Reduction in arterial stiffness. All these benefits reduce the stress on your heart and cardiovascular system, reducing your risk of cardiovascular disease and stress. You can read more in this review of evidence by the Mayo Clinic.
An easier way to better health
Because the most critical behavioural risk factors for CVD are associated with lifestyle, infrared sauna use offers an easier and more accessible way to address these risk factors. By simply sitting there in our private infrared sauna, you can dramatically reduce your risk of CVD. For people who have difficulty exercising, sauna use offers an accessible way to increase your heart rate, reduce blood pressure and sweat out some toxins.
There are lots of health benefits associated with sauna use. While the benefits are clear to be seen, the underlying causes for them are still not well understood. And so, scientists continue studies to better understand the underlying mechanisms of sauna use benefits.
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True North Float would like to remind users that this should not be taken as direct medical advice, and you should always consult a licensed health practitioner before making any significant changes to your lifestyle or existing pain treatment regimen.