At Expert Fitness Supply, we love infrared saunas, and we’re not alone! Thousands of people across the country are experiencing the benefits of using an infrared sauna including podcast host, UFC color commentator, and comedian Joe Rogan!
Most recently Rogan made headlines after catching COVID-19 and used what many felt was an alternative health protocol to deal with the virus. By his own admission, he recovered quickly and attributed that to his health protocol which included the use of an infrared sauna.
Rogan had already been utilizing an infrared sauna in his home in the months prior to contracting Covid, boasting of the many benefits. Some of these benefits include:
Recent studies indicate that frequent use of a sauna, which is generally categorized as 4 times a week, can decrease mortality by 40%. Infrared saunas have also been found to improve cardiovascular and circulatory function while also reducing the risk of sudden cardiac death and fatal cardiovascular disease.
The high temperatures experienced by the user in an infrared sauna helps to increase plasma and blood flow to the heart enabling the heart to perform less work than it normally would. The heat also activates positive stress response mechanisms in the body which can also prevent muscle atrophy.
Those who are disabled and are unable to be physically active also can benefit from sauna use due to its cardiovascular effect on the body. Cardiovascular improvement from sauna use can improve moods and even reduce pain. This is ideal for those who are unable to go for a run or lift weights since they can reap the physical benefits and stay in shape by using a sauna. Infrared sauna use can even improve the way that you age.
Joe Rogan has indicated that he uses his sauna 4x times a week, for 15-20 minutes each time. Rogan also went on to say while his use may vary a bit, he doesn’t feel he is 100% if he misses a session.
Studies indicate there are no downsides to using an infrared sauna more frequently, though it is extremely important that you hydrate properly after each session. Rogan indicates that he gets a strong cardiovascular exercise experience from his infrared sauna sessions which is due to your heart rate increasing from the heat and positive stress. What this means is that using an infrared sauna can actually mimic moderate physical activity even when you are sedentary!
At Expert Fitness Supply, we have a variety of infrared saunas in stock and ready to ship, our infrared saunas have low to no EMF output at all and are a great addition to your home gym. Shop online today or contact one of our Gym Consultants to help you determine the best sauna for your home.