A study of Finnish men suggests frequent sauna baths may help you live longer.
That is welcome news if it proves to be true – not just in Finland where saunas are commonplace, but for Americans shivering in a snowy Nordic-like winter.
Previous research has suggested that saunas might improve blood vessel function and exercise capacity, or even lower blood pressure in patients with hypertension.
The new study links long, hot sauna baths with more benefits, including fewer deaths from heart attacks, strokes, various heart-related conditions and other causes.
Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/...tudy-finds
A sauna is like exercising, it's hot, uncomfortable, and you sweat like a pig. But the advantage is that you get to sit down and do nothing except sweat like a pig.