Coming In Hot


There is so much old/ new science (known for years but re-emerging with better research) lately and the pinnacle of this for me is sauna use.

Andrew Huberman (Huberman Lab Podcast ep 69) did a great job highlighting the study by Laukkanen et al (2018) that showed sauna use 4-7 times per week reduced cardiovascular events by 50%.

50% is an insane number and hard to believe at first. But when you consider many of the top 10 causes of death are cardiovascular, heart and respiratory system related and sauna has been shown to hugely impact these areas and systems.

Some other benefits;

  • Brain health and cognition

  • Skin health

  • Improved sleep

  • Detoxification

  • Recovery

Infrared saunas (note, cooler than traditional) for home present a much more cost effective option for regular use but other deliberate heat exposure options (with less affect) include hot showers, hot tubs or extra layers while completing physical activity (check safety guidelines on all). My recommendation is to go for a 3 wave (near, mid, far) option if you are considering the infrared option.


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