Steam bath helps you get fit and achieve sauna weight loss due to the calorie burned during heat sessions. It has been proven that you can burn upto 400 calories (kcal) per 30mins session. This eventually help in a health and fitness program and prompt your body to lose accumulated fats.
Just for the sake of calculation so that you get an idea, if someone weighing about 80KG, decrease his/her daily calorie intake by 400kcal, he/she should be able to lose 5kg in about 2 month. In the case of sauna, if somebody who stick to his normal diet catering for his recommended calories total which should be about 1800-2000kcal/day for sedentary activities and loses 400kcal daily by using steam bath or through physical activities, he/she will eventually lose 5kg in 8 weeks times. This is an illustration so that you get an understanding of the approx loss. Anyway, daily sessions may not be practical for some people. However, it is reviewed that steam bath sessions daily is acceptable if it is limited to 20 mins per session.
Sauna for weight loss benefits depends on many factors like the gender, weight, age, height, BMI of the person, temperature of the cabin and also relies on factors like the type model that is being used; infrared, steam, outdoor, indoor, portable set etc. Many people prefer a combo with physical activities/workouts followed by a 20-30 minutes steam bath/heat session. Needless to say that this has some really great fitness potential.
The following information may help you decide about the potential benefits and risks
20-30 Minutes per session. Not recommended for more than 30 minutes per session. If you want to do it everyday, try to have a max of 20 minutes session everyday.
Calories are units of energy often expressed in terms of kilocalorie/kcal or kilojoules. Important facts about calories: