Does an Infrared Sauna Burn Calories?

If only there was a way you could burn more calories whilst sitting down and relaxing…. Well, the good news is that you can indeed do just that! Below, find out how does infrared sauna burn calories along with the many other health benefits you can enjoy from regular infrared sauna use.

Found—Space prides itself on providing the highest quality infrared sauna systems in Australia. We have been supplying saunas to Australians since 2008, making us the country’s longest-running infrared sauna company. We are passionate about helping our clients to get the most out of their sauna & provide ongoing support through regular health web events and an online Found—Space support group. Here is how does infrared sauna really burn calories:

How Do You Really Burn Calories In An Infrared Sauna? 

Infrared saunas create a cardiovascular workout on the body, especially during higher temperature sessions that can increase your heart rate to 150bpm. Studies have shown that physiological parameters were significantly increased in young sedentary and overweight men in just 4x 10 minute sauna sessions. Because infrared saunas heat the body directly instead of the space around you (like traditional steam or hot rock saunas do), your sessions can be more effective and much more comfortable.  

Incorporated into a healthy lifestyle, regular infrared sauna use will help to boost your weight loss results and you’ll also get to enjoy all the other benefits too! Using infrared saunas have been shown to: 

  • Improve sleep (better sleep can also help you achieve your weight loss goals - a lack of sleep can increase the hormone ghrelin which makes us feel hungry and decrease the production of leptin, the hormone that makes us feel satisfied)
  • Improve skin (infrared saunas penetrate deep into the body helping to push out and remove heavy metals and toxins) 
  • Aid in muscle recovery
  • Reduce pain 
Man sitting in sauna to burn calories and lose weight

How Many Calories Does An Infrared Sauna Burn? 

It is hard to determine exactly how many calories does an infrared sauna burn because many variables can have an impact - such as body type. Our team will guide you around how best to use your infrared sauna to support your weight loss goals.

To boost your weight loss results, we recommend using your infrared sauna regularly - at least 3 times a week. We also recommend having a cold shower after your sauna sessions as this can activate cold shock proteins in the body, which may also help assimilate fat.

Talk To The Sauna Experts Today

If you would like to speak to someone about whether infrared saunas really burn calories, call 1800 045 268 to speak to one of our sauna experts. Alternatively, fill out our online enquiry form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


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