Hey Tim,I understand the benefits of spending time in the sauna, my question is, does elevated heart rate from time in the sauna count the same as elevated heart rate from running or biking?Jeb
I've wondered the same thing and can't think of any reason why it would. The elevated HR is from increased blood flow to the skin to cool your body. Different mechanism than exercise. I wish it did though!
Heart rate is heart rate though right? Do you think sauna time has any benefits towards improving fitness levels? Not that I am going to quite running and just sit in the sauna..lol just curiousJeb
Ya, from a pure cardiac pov. So if you're trying to strengthen your heart I guess it would do that. But sitting with a high HR (from heat stress) won't do anything for running muscles. I see your point I think, and the fitness benefits if any would have to be minimal. Are you more aerobically fit from sitting in a sauna an hour a day? I doubt it.
Thanks for sharing breaking benjamin.... like them.Greetings from GermanyAnke
Here's a study about the benefits of post-exercise Saunas.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16877041
Thanks Trev. And here's another one from Ben Greenfield. Not a scientific study but rather just reasons why a sauna can be good. http://www.bengreenfieldfitness.com/2015/10/science-of-sauna/
Greetings to you too Anke.
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