Sauna effective for losing weight?

roflolmao

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Any weight loss occurring in saunas or steam baths is fluid loss. These fluids will be replaced and the weight will come back.
 

carol44

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That is probably true, but taking s sauna does have health benefits like ridding toxins from the body. And it is an enjoyable experience.
 
As a weight loss tool the sauna is not a long term option, the loss you see is just the rapid loss of fluid (handy if you want to make weight for an event). The sauna offers on good benefit in that they assist with CNS recovery from heavy lifting.
 

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As a weight loss tool the sauna is not a long term option, the loss you see is just the rapid loss of fluid (handy if you want to make weight for an event). The sauna offers on good benefit in that they assist with CNS recovery from heavy lifting.
What does CNS recovery from heavy lifting means? I have back pain occasionally after I bend over to lift something. Is that CNS? Really appreciate the explanation.
 

roflolmao

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What does CNS recovery from heavy lifting means? I have back pain occasionally after I bend over to lift something. Is that CNS? Really appreciate the explanation.
Heavy lifting can whack your Central Nervous System pretty badly.

CNS fatigue is caused by excessive CNS excitement it therefore CNS recovery is all about reducing that excitement level. This is best done using several well known methods: sleep, relaxation, and stress reduction (and sometimes a combination of all three).

Back pain is likely a whole different problem.
 

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Heavy lifting can whack your Central Nervous System pretty badly.

CNS fatigue is caused by excessive CNS excitement it therefore CNS recovery is all about reducing that excitement level. This is best done using several well known methods: sleep, relaxation, and stress reduction (and sometimes a combination of all three).

Back pain is likely a whole different problem.
Okay. Thanks for the explanation. I thought I've come across the acronym before. My daughter studies biology and I think she's ever mentioned to me about CNS. So sauna will help with CNS recovery too other than resting. I too believe that sauna is just a short term method to lose some weight and all that is lost is actually just water weight. My sister bought a sauna belt. I don't know how's that working for her but she said previously when she went for a sauna treatment, she lost quite a bit of weight. But I believe that all she's lost is just water weight. No fat loss.
 
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I did sauna once. An attendant would handed me a glass of water once in a while. But I never tried to do it again even that using a gel foam based that said to help shed few extra inches off. They're making false promises to help me lose weight. Besides, I felt suffocated while inside the sauna as if the air in my nostrils are blocked from the heat.
 

mika

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I also tried sauna once and could say that I had enjoyed the experience. It does make me feel little relaxed and believed that it had released some toxins in my body. I do not feel comfortable at first minutes inside the sauna but my body got used to it and been inside for about 20 minutes.
 

lovely5225

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I love the sauna! It helps release toxins and relaxes my body. I see people all the time doing crunches or jogging in place in there..crazy people. I usually don't stay in any more than 10 minutes.
 

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I'm not a big fan of dry saunas, but steam saunas and showers can be really relaxing. Sometimes I get serious fatigue after a big workout, so I make a steam room out of my bathroom by running the water really hot and filling up with the room with steam. It helps me relax and stretch too if I'm tense.
 

kat74

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I tried sauna but my body could not stand the heat so after 5 minutes I had to come out. I would like to try it again in a bit lower temperatures because even for those few minutes, I felt relaxed and good. SO these holiday I will make sure I have gone to one.
 

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I'm not a fan of Saunas. I do love relaxing but I hate the heat, so I don't think i'll get to relax in this type of environment. :) But your thought is somehow correct. :p
 

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I agree that it is also fluid loss. Maybe, just maybe, this could be good for your pores. I don't think it's a very good thing to rely on for weight loss. I remember a time when my family believed this so they all would go to the gym and go in the sauna. Well, I was too young to go in one then, now I'm old enough to know better.