Health Precautions Before Using A Sauna

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What precautions should I take before using a sauna?

Health Precautions Before Using A Sauna

Saunas can provide many benefits to most people, including muscle stimulation, pain relief, and skin rejuvenation. However, if you have any chronic illnesses or any of the following conditions, talk to your doctor before beginning regular sauna use:

• Have high or low blood pressure
• Have heart disease
• Are pregnant or nursing
• Have a history of hemophilia
• Have had problems with adrenal suppression

Also, take the following precautions when using your sauna:
• Drink plenty of water to replenish your body
• Build the temperature and duration of your sauna slowly
• If you don't feel well, leave the sauna

And, perhaps most importantly, never use a sauna while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

   

Comments

10/30/2006 3:12:56 PM
P. Charlesworth said:

That's some good advice there!
We use the sauna for the health benefits, I suppose, but it's important to know how it can harm us aswell.




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