Lowering High Blood Pressure – Tom Holland on RadioMD

tom hollandFitness expert (and our good friend) Tom Holland of Team Holland appeared on the RadioMD “Train Your Body” show with Melanie Cole this week. The topic? Lowering high blood pressure. And, yes, they talked a bit about Sunlighten infrared saunas! Click here to listen: Tom Holland on Lowering High Blood Pressure – RadioMD

According to the CDC, 67 million American adults have high blood pressure. That is one in every three of us – 33%.Why should you be concerned? Well, having high blood pressure greatly increases the risk for heart disease and stroke, the first and third leading causes of death in the United States. Exercise can help lower blood pressure but if you have hypertension what do you need to know before beginning a workout plan?

Only Sunlighten saunas have been clinically determined to provide one of the best, natural ways to lower blood pressure. In a 2005 clinical study by the University of Missouri Kansas City, Sunlighten’s Solocarbon heaters were shown to lower blood pressure through a program of 30 minute infrared sauna session 3 times per week. The study concluded that Sunlighten infrared sauna therapy dilated blood vessels and reduced the volume of their inner lining, thus increasing circulation to promote healthy blood pressure.

Additionally, a Japanese study published in the October 2008 issue of The Journal of Cardiology examined the clinical effectiveness and safety of infrared blood pressure therapy, as compared to standard therapies for patients with chronic heart failure. The report concluded that far-infrared sauna therapy is both safe and effective at improving clinical symptoms and cardiac function as well as decreasing cardiac size in chronic heart failure patients. Repeated infrared sauna treatments improved impaired blood vessel functions in patients with high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol. This suggests a preventive role for infrared sauna use for arteriosclerosis.

Have questions about infrared saunas and high blood pressure? Talk to your physician. And then give us a call at 877-292-0020!

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