Popping into the sauna on a regular basis has plenty of benefits for the body and mind, research shows.
Studies done at the University of Eastern Finland show that spending time in a sauna regularly is good for your health. After studying 1,700 men and women, over the age of 50, who spent about 4-7 times a week in a sauna, researchers found that the risk of heart failure decreased significantly, writes the national Finnish news station, Yle.
But it is not only people over 50 who benefit from sweating it out in a dry heated room for a period of time. Research also reveals that these health benefits should be applicable to young people as well!
Still not convinced? Listen to this: it only takes 10-15 minutes for the positive effects to kick in, according to professor Jari Laukkanen at the University of Eastern Finland.
So prioritize your health, and enjoy some sauna time. And don’t forget the whisk and the sauna sausage!