The benefits of a sauna are numerous, in addition to being good for relaxation , it is very good for health. It is particularly recommended during the colder months as it strengthens the immune system, a good from those who suffer from asthma and chronic bronchitis.
However, it is not recommended to just anyone. “People who have varying blood pressure, heart failure or are almost experienced a heart attack, you should not go to the sauna. And in the case of colds and acute inflammation should be postponed going to the sauna “, cardiologist of General Hospital in Vienna Harald Gabriel says.
In the sauna between eight and 15 minutes
Before going to the sauna do not eat heavy food, but do not go also on an empty stomach. Before the sauna take a shower and wipe with a towel, because wet skin postpone sweats. In the sauna does not need to spend a lot of time, but it is necessary to make a break of at least 15 minutes: Let your stay in the sauna lasts between eight and 15 minutes, and then go outside, cool off in the fresh air and take a walk. Then take a shower with cold water and a break of at least 15 minutes. Loss of fluid make up with water or diluted fruit juices. Go back to the sauna again and repeat the process.
Does not dry out the skin
Otherwise, has long been proven that people who go once a week to the sauna strengthen their immunity. Namely, during perspiration, body temperature is increased by one to two degrees – the same like during fever, leading to activation of killer cells.
Also, the alternation of warm and cold relaxes muscles, lowers blood pressure, improves blood circulation, metabolism and respiration. A stay in the sauna have positive influence on the development of a sense of satisfaction and happiness in people and thoroughly cleanses the skin.
Sauna is effective for people with asthma or chronic bronchitis and also can ease the pain and facilitate the mobility of patients suffering from rheumatic diseases.
Sauna does not dry out the skin so it is good for people with psoriasis, although sweating can cause itch in atopic dermatitis.