Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by bigd, Jan 31, 2005.
does a sauna really help shed pounds,or is it a waste a time,any info thanks
All the weight one loses in a sauna is water and this water loss can weaken your dramatically; although I hear saunas can boost your metabolism for several hours but it doesn't sound like a great trade-off for someone who is active and needs that energy.
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Other people will probably give you a more detailed and meaningful answer, but I think I'm correct in saying the a sauna just dehydrates you, takes water out of your body. Your body's mostly made up of water so you're bound to lose a few kg or pounds initially, but this weight will just come back as soon as you rehydrate yourself with some water. At least that's the way I've come to understand it. You want to lose weight for good, jog your way out of that sauna and around the block, or somethin
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In my limited understanding all the sauna does is reduce the amount of water in your body through all that profuse sweating that you would experience. Therefore, less water equals less weight on the scale. Only problem with this is that when you dive for the drink bottle to quench your thirst you're going to be adding those fluids back into your system.
The sauna does have other benefits but not too sure of the effectiveness as far as weight loss goes.
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thanks for the replies
thats what i thought, if you lose water weight,you just gain it right back
so basically in my understanding it's a quick fix.
maby you want to lose that 10 pounds real quick,for a family reunion,or some sort.
if im correct
Usually so you can drop a weight class in boxing, wrestling, or MMA and be able to throw those lightweights around. I'm not sure if that water loss will even make much of a visible difference, although there is quite a good deal of water stored in the skin.
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Sauna does not help you to lose weight but I find it very relaxing after a heavy workout. Just remember to drink enough water.
Its not a good solution to losing weight. But it does help one relax and also is good for the skin. Cleans all that nasty stuff out of your pores.
The sauna does help you to reduce weight. A sauna burns about the same calories per unit of time as a brisk walk, so were not talking about a pound per session here, but still, its something.
Of course, the water loss is just temporary and is not the weight loss I'm referring to.
A sauna is also a good recovery tool when done properly (The proper way is to go in and heat up, then get out for a really cold shower wash and repeat, theres more to it, but just buy a book . It also boosts metabolism temporarily which helps clean out toxins (the body basically shows the same effect as having a high temperature through sickness in that it tries to boost its healing powers). Also, the hightened sweating further helps to clean out the skin from the inside.
So for weight loss only? Nah, not worth it. But if you have access to a sauna the weight loss (minor as it is) is just another benefit to add to the heap.
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