Someone who is healthy lives healthier and longer. Maintaining a healthy weight makes one stay healthy. According to The New England Journal of Medicine, it was found that the circumference of the waist alone is a critical factor for assessing the risk of premature death or risk to end up with non-communicable diseases like hypertension, diabetes and also stree.
Dry heat and infrared saunas confer a number of health benefits ranging from removing toxins to treating congestive heart failure and other cardiovascular conditions..
Infrared sauna weight loss technology is mainly used to burn calories in the human body, which is another means to aid weight loss as a normal as well as, on medical level. It may require three months of therapy for one to see the loss of weight in the circumference of the waist. It is also relaxing just like any other sauna heating therapy. It boosts the circulation of blood and make the person sweat in a relaxing way. It can burn up to 600 calories from the body through sauna weight loss sessions. In this way, it increases heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate, burning more calories, leading to more weight loss. It is an efficient means to lose weight faster.
The type of Infrared sauna
The IR type is different from the traditional heated models. The main differences between them are the temperature, method of heat, heat-up time, amount of energy used for typical sized room, and the social experience. As such, the temperature for a traditional model typically ranges between 150 and 185º F.
However, members of teams must ensure they are in good health and should seek advice from their medical practitioners regarding such exercises, should they have certain health issues.
These are models that heat the body directly allowing for use in the low air temperature, which is usually set between 120 and 140º F. However, unlike the traditional ones, the goal in an IR room is not to achieve a high temperature. In an IR unit the bather will feel hot and will sweat profusely, but at much lower temperatures. Thus, if the goal is to spend longer periods of time in the cabin, the IR sauna is a good choice.
Instead, in a far-infrared room, the bather wants the emitters to remain active because infrared energy is only being emitted, and therefore providing the benefit of the deep penetrating heat, when the emitters are on. Because of this, the temperature difference is almost irrelevant, since profuse sweating occurs in both types, but the method of heating the body is different from the traditional devices. In this type the control of infrared’s intensity is essential for safety. It Necessitate upright sitting for full effects. For most, a stronger sweat produced than a dry traditional sauna. Micro-circulation is increased significantly and quickly in the body.
It has the effect of problems and diseasesreducing weight and helps in curing certain health . On the other hand, infrared sauna can have the adverse effects as well. It can also affect a person in a negative way if misused. Therefore the dangers of using it are present. It can affect anyone regardless of having a fragile health condition.
The use and effectiveness of the IR are undermined by the following facts: It can lead to overheating thus leading to exhaustion and heat stroke There can be an interference with the absorption and or effects of certain medications which the person may be taking.
Dehydration may be caused following negligence and failure to follow a proper intake of fluid Using the sauna while drinking or after drinking alcohol can have negative impact on the body, leading to collapse.
It is recommended not to use the IR systems during an acute illness or injury where it may interfere with the natural healing process
The effectiveness of the IR depends much on the condition of the person. It is wise to observe the health condition of the person before the latter goes for such a therapy, as it can have an adverse effect on the person. In the long further damage may be caused to the body if one does not take precautions. Long use can result in the body subject to depletion of its reserves of one or more minerals and electrolytes.
In summary, IR therapy can be dangerous to the healthy, un-medicated person due to overheating effects; can lead to dehydration and depletion of the body's supply of minerals or electrolytes through profuse sweating without the right kind of fluid replacement. Therefore, for people on medications and/or with medical conditions, a medical check up is advisable.