Burning Calories and Weight Loss in Infrared Sauna

Burning Calories and Weight Loss in Infrared Sauna

U.S. Army research shows infrared sauna use can burn as many as 300 to 600 calories during one sauna session. This happens due to the sweating process itself, as well as increased heart rate. Even though most of the weight lost in infrared saunas is water, regular sauna use can complement a weight-loss program. Sauna removes water from body as well as salt. One may question what has salt to do with weight loss. Well, salt in our body is deposited beneath the skin and for the salt to remain nontoxic, it requires water. Hence to keep the body intoxicated, lot of water is required and this adds to the bulk. Now the sauna helps reduce weight by removing the excess salt in the body, which is deposited under the skin along with water. Effect of Sweating - Journal of the American Medical Association, August 7, 1981

If you are interested in finding out how our bodies react to weight loss and what works, "The Weight of the Nation" is an excellent documentary about weight management which you can watch online for free. If you haven't seen it, we urge you to. Click on the image to the right for more details.

The Weight of the Nation

An Infrared Sauna assists in weight loss in three significant ways:

  1. It effectively reduces heavy metals which have been directly related to metabolic imbalances in the body causing poor digestion and weight gain.
  2. It decreases fat stored (lipophilic) toxins. Often weight loss cannot be accomplished unless these toxins are first removed.
  3. Although weight loss due to perspiration (water loss) is quickly regained, sending more blood to the capillaries and converting fats and carbohydrates results in as much as 600 calories burned during one short sauna session.
Saunas are an important aid to weight loss and thyroid repair because as you lose weight, fat tissue releases stored toxins such as PCBs and pesticides. Dr. Mark Hyman, author of NY Times bestselling book "Ultrametabolism"

Healthy Lifestyle Guide

  • Eat right and cut down on junk food.
  • Exercise for at least 30 minutes a day.
  • Don't forget to lift weights and challenge yourself.
  • Measure your progress daily.
  • Relax your body in a Crystal Sauna.

Third Party Studies & Research


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