Dr. Mehmet Oz, “America’s Doctor”, hosted a show on life extension yesterday and showed Oprah everything from calorie restriction diets to magical powder that could re-grow a finger! Most of the products could be life extenders, but at great cost. Most of the inventions were far from being accessible to the average person. Either the cost was prohibitive or the practical application far in the future. But, we were thrilled to see that he selected an infrared sauna as a great product for life extension. And, only the infrared sauna was affordable, widely available and ready for anyone to purchase and use now for the great health benefits he described.
Up to now, infrared saunas have been a product that are featured on the internet, but not much is know about them. You might say they were a “fringe”product. Are they for real? Are they healthy? Do the results live up to the hype? Well, yesterday, Dr. Oz told the infrared sauna story! And, yes, infrared saunas are the “real deal”.
He raved about infrared saunas which he said make the same rays that come from the sun and filters out the UV radiation leaving only the infrared radiation which is not dangerous at all. “That radiation that’s infrared goes a little bit into your skin (deeper than a traditional steam sauna) , without heating you or the external environment too much ( Note: the air stays cool. There’s no claustrophobic feeling which some people feel in a traditional steam sauna). It heats the body up.” Dr. Oz says that the high temperature the body feels helps lower blood pressure and increase blood circulation. “It gets your heart to beat faster, and it burns calories,” says Dr. Oz. “It raises your metabolism a little bit, and also when you sweat, you sweat out toxins through the skin. He even claimed that one could burn 700 calories in a half hour session without exercising!
Lower blood pressure, increased blood circulation, release of toxins AND weight loss (although 700 calories does seems like a big claim)!! What are you waiting for?? For quality of life and, perhaps, life extension, using an infrared sauna is one of the best things you can do for your health! Take it from Dr. Oz.
Check out our Olympic Hot Tub Company website for more on the health benefits of infrared saunas and how to use one for maximum effectiveness. There’s no time like right now to improve every aspect of your health!
Saunas-the good sweat.