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New Study: Sauna Extends Life Expectancy

To Extend Your Life, Spend Time In A Sauna

Linked is an article on a new study performed in Finland, following 2,315 Finnish men from 42 to 60 years of age over a 21 year period.

It turned out the more saunas the men took, the better their chances were for living longer.

More specifically, the men who had more than four sauna sessions per week had the lowest risk of death — 40% lower than those who went twice a week — but those who had two to three sessions still got some of the cardiovascular benefits.

I’m glad I get into the sauna regularly. Whilst previous research from Russia, Japan and Scandinavia, going back many years has already confirmed similar benefits, this certainly suggests there is a method to our madness.

And, even better, the sauna I use is a traditional Finnish sauna. Personally, I have always preferred the feeling of well-being I get following a traditional Finnish sauna over a far-infrared sauna.

Breathing Dynamics at RACV Oct 2015

Breathing Dynamics Course for Surfers and Sports People

Breathing Dynamics Course for Surfers and Sporting Performance at One Lifestyle, RACV, Torquay. Starting Wednesday 14th October

I am excited to be offering an 8 week Breathing Dynamics course for surfers and sporting performance on a Wednesday evening at RACV Torquay resort.

Breathing has been described as the ‘last frontier’ of exploration of sporting performance.

Most people do not realise that they breathe at only 50-75% of their physiological and biological potential at best.

More and more research has started to come out suggesting that if we unlock this unused potential we can experience many benefits for sporting performance, including:

  1. Great use of full lung volume for gas exchange.
  2. Ability to operate at lower breathing and heart rates at higher levels of exercise.
  3. Greater efficiency of oxygen to cells for energy production.
  4. Ability to hold the breath for extended periods of time.
  5. Delayed lactic acid onset and greater buffering of lactic acid.
  6. More relaxation during exercise.
  7. Greater access to ‘zone’ states during sporting performance.
  8. Increased core stabilisation via diaphragm control.

The course will suit both water based (surfers, swimmers, paddlers etc.) and land based (cyclists, runners, football players, yogis etc.) as we will mix up activities.

Both members and non-members of One Lifestyle at RACV Torquay are welcome to participate.