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    What about a sauna, good for you or something you would never experience?

    I do like to go to sauna at least once a week and sometimes twice and I find its good benefits.

    What do you think about sauna ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by utR! View Post
    I do like to go to sauna at least once a week and sometimes twice and I find its good benefits.

    What do you think about sauna ?

    http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/...47487317737629
    I like sitting in sauna room twice a week after my workout, I love how relaxed it makes me. A nice shower after that and you sleep like a baby.
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    I'm getting older and have some joint pain. I have a sauna in my house, I don't go on holiday so it's my little personal luxury. I certainly enjoy a sauna and feel better for it. Whether it has any long-term health benefits I don't know.
    The use of saunas or sweat lodges seems to go back a very long time in history. It is said that combined with replacement fluid intake it helps rid the body of impurities but whether there is evidence for that I'm not sure.

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    I love the idea of saunas, but I'm a wimp in humidity.

    The closest thing to an alternative I've discovered is getting a good deep tissue massage and then alternating between hot and cold water every 15-20s in the shower (that supposedly increases circulation but I'm not sure about that; the heat part, sure, but the cold?). Like Monkey's perspective on saunas, it puts me out like a baby every time I manage to relive that procedure.

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    My wife is Russian and really likes the sauna. I like it for short stints but am not a big fan of heat. I also have this kind of paranoid fear of not being able to get out (but I laugh it off and go anyway). I think I would feel the same way if I were forced to live through a summer in Arizona without air conditioning.
     


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    As a Finn, sauna is a very common part of our everyday life. Tbh honest though, for a Finn I'm a total wimp really. Around 70 Celsius is quite enough for me, I like my sauna comfortably hot but not like BBQ like most of Finns (especially males) prefer it. But in the cold winter it's a really welcome change to the constant freezing. Of course the best combination is to have your sauna in a cottage near a lakeshore during the winter. And then there's the peculiar thing a few years ago when a not-so-mentally-gidted Finn outsauna'd a Russian guy to death:
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    I'm in the UK and recently we had some snow which doesn't happen that often.
    I got out of the sauna and thought about rolling around naked in it but I don't know how the neighbours would have taken it.
    I do actually cool off outside but with a bathrobe on.

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    When I was young my grandparents had an old sauna in their backyard. My grandmother is of Finnish ancestry. I have some fond memories of using that sauna as a kid. I always felt refreshed after leaving it. It was definitely relaxing.

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    I like hot tubs much more than I like saunas.
     


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    Quote Originally Posted by rms2 View Post
    I like hot tubs much more than I like saunas.
    Hot tubs are nice too for sure.

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