Everybody Into The Sauna?

Spending more time in the sauna may lead to a longer and healthier life– at least if you live in Finland, according to a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Finnish researchers analyzed data from the Kuopio Ischemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study. The new analysis focused on 2,315 middle-aged men who had 1, 2-3, or 4-7 sauna bathing sessions per week. After 20 years of followup the rate of sudden cardiac death, fatal coronary heart disease, fatal cardiovascular disease, and all-cause mortality was significantly reduced in people who used the sauna more often.

Click here to read the full post on Forbes, including comments from Franz Messerli, Harlan Krumholz, and John Ryan…

 

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Comments

  1. Being a Finn, I find this interesting. Have You been in Finnish Sauna? If You do not mind I give here link to my post in which I present our Sauna and give instruction how to behave in Sauna. I know that Internet is full of instruction, but mine are personal and good ones with photos. I have been in Sauna once a week nearly 70 years.

    Finnish Sauna.

    Have a wonderful day!

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