Most of us feel good after a sauna session and we know it is good for the circulatory system and the detoxification. We know that that time in sauna is well-spent time, when it comes to health benefits.
A new study, published earlier this year proofs this. The study suggests that men who engaged in frequent sauna use had reduced risks of fatal cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality, according to an article published online by JAMA Internal Medicine. Dr. Jari Laukkanen M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio and his colleagues investigated the association between sauna bathing and the risk of SCD, fatal coronary heart disease (CHD), fatal CVD and all-cause mortality in a group of 2,315 middle-aged men (42 to 60 years old) from Finland.
The team found that men who engaged in 2-3 sauna bathing sessions each week were 22% less likely to experience sudden cardiac death, 23% less likely to experience fatal CHD and were at 27% lower risk of CVD death and 24% lower risk of all-cause mortality, compared with men who used a sauna once a week.
Men who had 4-7 sauna sessions benefited even more; they were at 63% lower risk of sudden cardiac death, 48% lower risk of CHD death, 50% lower risk of CVD death and were 40% less likely to die from all causes, compared with those who had one sauna session a week.
In addition, the researchers found that the duration of sauna sessions appeared to influence results. They found that, compared with men who spent less than 11 minutes in a sauna, those who spent more than 19 minutes in a sauna were at 52% lower risk.
For us in Scandinavia quality time in a sauna, followed by a cold dip in a lake one way to achieve high levels of health. Why not join us and enjoy the Nordic lifestyle and wellbeing in LivNordic Spa’s bathing experiences, where the sauna and cold experiences are the basis for inducing deep relaxation and wellbeing…