Infrared Sauna Weight Loss
As an exercise that mimics bodily responses you might see during a typical session of high-stress exercise, infrared sauna weight loss works by replicating the physiological effects of an increased heart rate, blood circulation and production of sweat as the primary means of the body’s ability to cool itself. The infrared sauna, in essence, takes advantage of this by using the body’s expenditure of energy, increased rate of essential bodily functions and adaptation to stress to contribute to faster weight loss processes.
On separate ends, the principle also means to place your body in an active, engaged state of physiology, only without the pain and headaches that come with exercise.
Promoting Weight Loss With Heat - How it Works
As mammals, humans are warm-blooded creatures – naturally, we radiate heat outwardly, as our means of maintaining a working internal environment at a temperature that its key enzymes function best at.
From nerve function, metabolization of toxins in the body, digestion of food, DNA replication – the most important functions of our body operate within a very fine temperature range.
Maintaining this balance between the body’s internal temperature, and its consistency with its external environment is the driving force behind infrared sauna weight loss.
As we detect heat increase – courtesy our body’s natural thermostat the hypothalamus – processes of vasodilation and a quickened heart rate are brought to life, as the body tries to cool itself. Blood flow is brought closer to the skin away from the body’s hot core, and the heart pumps harder to increase the rate that this occurs. Like those who use the sauna for heart health or muscle recovery for its IR sauna benefits, these processes indirectly promote a host of side-benefits that make infrared saunas a great option for fat loss.
The Heat Makes For A Great Calorie Drain
Just like any engaged activity, increased blood circulation takes energy to perform. Signalling the heart to pump harder, the increased effort burns within a range of 70-80 calories within the first 10 minutes, with a highlight expenditure of 100-200 calories depending on the number of sessions in a day (of course, don’t overdo it!).
Sweating, as another key means for the body to cool itself, takes energy for your skin to generate, burning immediately available fat repositories for their energy and reducing excess water weight alike.
Delivering a higher concentration of blood flow throughout the body also means a strong circulation of oxygen to the cells and organs most responsible for metabolism, including the breakdown of fats and waste for energy.
This information is not intended to prescribe a particular health issue or course of action. We are not medical professionals, so please contact your GP or health practitioner for medical advise.
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