mommy blog

Top 5 Benefits of a Sauna for Me

As a mom, I make it a point that my family stays healthy. I need to stay healthy because getting sick or feeling under the weather is not an option if I want my family to be taken care of to the best of my abilities. Having said that, one activity that I have been obsessed with lately is going to the sauna. In fact, I bought one for home use.

I chose an infrared sauna kit because it’s the one that fit my budget. At first, I didn’t know anything about them but after reading online, I decided to get one. If you want a helpful site for infrared saunas, one that I can suggest is choicesaunas.com. They have reviews for infrared saunas and I found them to be helpful when I was researching.

Anyway, this article is about the health benefits that saunas can give you if you use them regularly. Here are the top 5 benefits that will certainly help you stay healthy.

  • Muscle and Joint Pain Relief

I’m getting up there in age and muscle and joint pains have increasingly been more frequent. This is a huge hindrance to my daily schedule because I cook, clean and do most of the housework. If my body is not feeling well, moving around is not easy and as a result, I won’t be able to do the things that I’m supposed to do.

With regular sauna use, however, muscle and joint pains are almost non existent. Of course, I still experience them from time to time but ever since I’ve used the sauna, recovery has been fast. This is because of increased blood circulation and increased blood flow allows the body to heal faster.

  • Stress Free

Stress is something that everyone will experience on a daily basis and as a mom, I get stressed easily. I get stressed whenever the children are being noisy, when they won’t do what they are told and pretty much when they are being kids and running around the house. I’ve learned to not stress over these things but sometimes, stress still gets me. Infrared saunas are great in this aspect. I’ve been able to relax and lately, I’ve not been stressed as much.

  • Staying Healthy and Free from Illness

Getting sick or feeling under the weather is not an option when you are taking care of your family and one of the benefits of infrared saunas is improved immune function. When you regularly take sauna baths, production of white blood cells is increased and this improves your body’s ability to fight off colds and other illnesses. This is very helpful to me because I can stay healthy and free from illnesses so that I can do the necessary things around the house on a regular basis.

  • Better Sleep

Rest is important so that you can recharge and be functional the next day. With regular saunas use, research has shown that you can sleep better. I certainly feel it because I’m a light sleeper, meaning, even the slightest of disturbances will hinder my sleep. Lately, I’ve been able to sleep better, not necessary longer. In fact, I sleep around 6 hours but I feel a whole lot better when I wake up.

  • Maintain your Ideal Weight

Ever since pregnancy, I’ve struggled to maintain my ideal weight because housework and taking care of my kids is my first priority. Of course, I still try to go the gym regularly and exercise but it is not as easy as it used to be when I was still single. Luckily, I’ve avoided gaining too much weight that makes it hard to move around.

Saunas are great when it comes to weight loss or at least maintaining your weight because the heat inside the sauna can burn calories. What happens is that your heart rate rises and your body tries to cool off and this burns the extra calories that you’ve stored. This is great for me because I don’t have time to regularly go to the gym and having a sauna at home allows me to at least maintain my weight.