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.