Happy New Year! It’s that time again – resolutions, crowded gyms, crazy diets. Improving health and wellness is on everyone’s mind. And for many, that means weight loss.
If you’re looking to lose weight, Sunlighten can help. In a recent study, our infrared saunas were shown to promote weight loss by burning calories while you relax in total comfort.
Weight loss is a key to health and wellness for many. A 10-year study published by The New England Journal of Medicine found that waist circumference by itself is a critical factor in assessing the risk of premature death. In other words, if you can maintain a healthy weight, you may increase your likelihood of a longer, healthier life.
When it comes to burning calories with infrared heat, only Sunlighten saunas have been clinically shown to dramatically aid in weight loss. Results from a 2009 study indicated that Sunlighten saunas are beneficial for lowering weight and waist circumference in just a 3-month period. And for those who are sedentary due to medical conditions such as osteoarthritis, cardiovascular or respiratory problems, results were even more profound. (1)
Another study showed that 30-minute infrared sauna weight loss sessions can burn upwards of 600 calories. During a sauna weight loss session, your core temperature increases and the body works hard to cool itself. While using an infrared sauna, there is a substantial increase in heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate, causing the body to burn more calories. Blood flow is reported to rise from a normal 5-7 quarts per minute to as much as 13 quarts per minute. (2)
Regular use of a Sunlighten sauna may be an effective means of cardiovascular conditioning and burning of calories, akin to regular exercise. So owning and using a Sunlighten sauna for infrared weight loss therapy is like giving yourself a passive cardio workout – whenever you need it!
Studies have shown that both far- and mid-infrared heat waves are effective in weight loss efforts. Our new full spectrum mPulse infrared saunas offer both far- and mid-infrared settings. We’ve even pre-programed the mPulse with a weight loss setting, custom blending the infrared output for the most effective use. But you can go even further and adjust the settings to the best custom output for you – on a session -by-session basis.
To learn more about infrared saunas and weight loss or to talk with a representative about the mPulse infrared sauna, please contact us via our sunlighten.com website or by phone at 877-292-0020.
(1) Dr. Richard Beever BSc, MD, CCFP. Do Far-Infrared Saunas have Measurable Health Benefits? A Sequential Longitudinal Interrupted Time Series Design Study. 2009. Dr. Richard Beever BSc, MD, CCFP. Do Far-Infrared Saunas have Cardiovascular Benefits in People with Type 2 Diabetes? Canadian Journal of Diabetes 2010; 34 (2) :113 – 118.
(2) Dr. Masakazu Imamura, MD, et al. Repeated Thermal Therapy Improves Impaired Vascular Endothelial Function in Patients With Coronary Risk Factors. Vol. 38, No. 4, 2001. Journal of American College of Cardiology: pp 1083-1088.