SingerCoach;45890 wrote: I have already read this document where it is noted that the benefit of infrared sauna use:
“can therefore, play a pivotal role in both weight control and cardiovascular
conditioning. It is valuable for those who don’t exercise and those who can’t exercise and want an
effective weight control and fitness maintenance program, and the benefits regular exercise contribute to
such a program.”
Since I already work out, this benefit, according to this document, doesn’t apply to me.
There were no citations or links to research in this document.
Can anyone provide me with citations or links to research as to why infrared sauna use is better than sweating from exercise (my original question).
LOL. It is apples and oranges. They aren’t the same thing. Sustained heat versus, exercise.
Check out confirmation bias: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confirmation_bias
And more research here:
1. Pain and stiffness decreased significantly in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10067-008-0977-y
2. Benefits of far infrared for patients with chronic fatigue syndrome:
3. Sauna therapy improves cardiac function