Head to the sauna for a healthier heart

Head to the sauna for a healthier heart

Heading to the sauna post gym can make your heart healthy. According to a Finnish study, men who engaged in frequent sauna use had reduced risks of fatal cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and all-cause mortality.

Although, some studies have found sauna bathing to be associated with better cardiovascular and circulatory function, the association between regular sauna bathing and risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD) and fatal cardiovascular diseases (CVD) is not known.

Results show that compared with men who reported one sauna bathing session per week, the risk of SCD was 22 percent lower for two to three sauna bathing sessions per week and 63 percent lower for four to seven sauna sessions per week.

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