it’s Getting HOT in Here so take off all your clothes.
Sorry, I could not resist that. I’ve been enjoying the benefits of working out at a gym that has a sauna. I love to take 15 min and enjoy some sauna time. I love it, even more, when I am the only one in there. It’s great to enjoy some quiet time.Nobody to talk to, no phones, iPods or computers. Totally cut off from the outside world. I love the silence.I need that in my life from time to time. Just me and my thoughts.
It takes me back to when I was a teenager and uses to walk everywhere. I walked because I loved it. Also, to have some time to go through my thoughts. I was a great writer back then, and I love to write poetry. I was good at it. When I started to date my daughter’s father, I lost all of that. Life was more about survival and not so much about writing down my feelings. I’m trying to get back to where I was but it takes time, and I need to let my brain slow down a little bit.
Anyways, back to my love of the sauna. Other than the benefit of having some alone time to think.
~ It helps eliminate toxins from the body and stimulates the function of other organs.
~ Relief from the pain and stiffness of arthritis.
~ The sauna increases and improves the rate of blood circulation and breathing.
~ The cleansing effect of profuse perspiration helps provide healthy skin and a clear complexion.
~ Sauna-induced sweat followed by a shower cleanses your skin far more thoroughly than just taking a shower.
~ The heat and humidity of the sauna diffuses the pain and relaxes tired muscles.
~ Helps relieve physical and mental fatigue and stress.
Even with the benefits there are also some warnings that I want to leave you with:
~ Older people need to avoid or limit their time in the sauna
~ Don’t drink alcohol before using the sauna
~ If you experience dizziness, problems with breathing, or a general feeling of ill health, leave the sauna immediately.
~ Stay in only as long as you are comfortable
Do you use the sauna?
What benefits do you gain from your sauna time?