Benefits of Saunas for Heart and Cardiovascular Health

By

Alex Tyson

Before reading this article, please note that this information should not be seen as medical advice and that you should talk to your healthcare practitioners prior to lifestyle changes.

If you are looking into ways to improve your cardiovascular health, using an infrared sauna regularly can help you to achieve sauna heart benefits. Learn about the advantages of saunas below, particularly their impact on cardiovascular health, and understand how to effectively use a sauna for heart health.

Established in 2008, Found—Space has a longstanding reputation in Australia for providing premium infrared saunas. As Australia’s pioneer in infrared sauna offerings, our hallmark lies not just in delivering top-tier infrared sauna systems but also in ensuring unparalleled customer experience. Our dedication lies in empowering our clientele to derive the maximum health advantage from their saunas.

Using Infrared Saunas to Aid Heart Health

When it comes to saunas and cardiovascular benefits, infrared saunas are a great choice. Studies on sauna bathing for cardiovascular and other health benefits have linked regular sauna bathing with improved cardiovascular function via improved endothelium-dependent dilatation, reduced arterial stiffness, modulation of the autonomic nervous system, beneficial changes in circulating lipid profiles, and lowering of systemic blood pressure.

Further studies have shown that individuals who regularly use saunas and maintain moderate fitness levels have a substantially reduced risk of sudden cardiac death compared to those who use saunas less frequently. This is because infrared sauna sessions create a cardiovascular workout on the body whilst aiding the removal of toxins. Because infrared light heats the body directly (as opposed to heating the space around you as traditional steam and hot rock saunas do) the temperatures are lower making using a sauna for heart health more comfortable and enjoyable.

Frequency of Infrared Saunas for Heart Health

To achieve the best results of sauna cardiovascular health, we recommend using your sauna regularly with a recommended session duration of at least 15 minutes at 45°C – 55°C, depending on your level of fitness. During higher temperature sessions your heart rate can reach 150bpm but only ever set the temperature to what works best for you.

Other ways infrared saunas may help with sauna cardiovascular health include:

  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Reducing oxidative stress and inflammation
  • Activating the autonomic nervous system
  • Enhancing the lipid profile linked to cardiovascular diseases
  • Diminishing arterial rigidity

Caution for Individuals with Known Heart Conditions

While saunas are beneficial to most, individuals with known heart conditions should approach sauna use with caution. The reason is that saunas can elevate the heart rate, potentially posing risks to those with specific heart conditions. Please consult your healthcare practitioner prior to using a sauna.

This includes individuals with a stent. The heat from the sauna will affect heart rates, and while most individuals may be fine, medical guidance is essential. Always collaborate with healthcare experts to make an informed decision about sauna usage.

Learn More About Sauna Cardiovascular Benefits with Us

Enquire today to consult with our infrared sauna experts. Whether you’re curious about the extensive sauna cardiovascular benefits or eager to embark on a journey with a sauna for all aspects of health and wellbeing, discuss your goals with us.

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