The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic is having a dramatic effect on the way we work. It has forced unprecedented numbers of people to work from home. For some of us, this might be a lasting change. There are definitely positives: no more commuting, fighting for a parking spot or paying for gas. But working from home (WFH) comes with its own set of challenges. Motivation can be difficult and communication skills have never been more important. It’s also tricky to keep up with your exercise regimen. Exercise is known as the key to maintaining physical and mental health. With that in mind, people are discovering that their Jacuzzi® Infrared Sauna isn’t just great for unwinding – it’s a great place to maximize a workout.
For people keen to combine sauna with their workout, but who aren’t particularly active at the moment, don’t worry. Just sitting in a sauna makes your body respond as if you were exercising already. Your heart rate rises, you begin pumping out beneficial hormones and sweating naturally exfoliates your skin.
Working Out in a Sauna
Adding a workout to this effect offers even more bang for your buck. Try doing your usual exercise and then finishing off with a session in the sauna. For beginners, you may find five or 10 minutes is enough. Seasoned users might go for as long as 30 minutes. Remember to stay hydrated, whether that’s with water or an electrolyte-replenishing drink.
Whatever the length of time, you should aim to get into your Jacuzzi® Infrared Sauna within a half-hour of finishing your exercise. Always listen to your body! Exercise expert Stacy Sims, Ph.D (@summerstack) has the following advice:
“The general guidelines call for 25 to 30-minute sessions, where the temperature doesn’t exceed 165 degrees, but you should only stay in for as long as you feel comfortable. It’s not a competition!”
We know that saunas have a positive effect as-is. It’s important to note though that not all saunas are created equally.
An Expert Opinion
James Smith of Jacuzzi Ontario explains:
“Jacuzzi® Infrared Saunas are the only brand that’s actually designed and engineered by a doctor. So first and foremost, it’s all going to be about maximum health benefits and the safest possible experience for our customers. Because we’re the only manufacturer that actually has our Class 1 medical device licensing from Health Canada. This, amongst other things, means you can’t make claims that are unsubstantiated. You have to back everything up with science.”
Just like you wouldn’t lift weights without a spotter, or go running at night without reflective gear, you shouldn’t cut corners when it comes to your sauna. Especially if you plan on combining it with a workout. Jacuzzi® Infrared Saunas offer the confident reassurance that no other brand can.
It’s not hyperbole to say a Jacuzzi® Sauna can dramatically boost your health and wellbeing. By combining a sensible workout with your daily or weekly sauna session, you can realize gains that were previously only achievable with expensive gyms or private club memberships. Get in touch today to find out more about how you can boost your health by using a Jacuzzi® Sauna in conjunction with your regular workout.