Does the STEAM ROOM burn fat?

Published On November 18, 2013 | Blog

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Sitting in a steam room does not burn fat.

Now that we have that out of the way, here are the real benefits of visiting the steam room.

 

Benefits

A steam room gives out wet heat which has numerous health benefits. It opens the pores and gets rid of toxins, cleansing your entire system. It hydrates and cleanses the skin improving your complexion, increases blood circulation, eases muscle pain and joint stiffness, and improves lung function, providing relief from respiratory problems such as sinusitis, bronchitis, cold and chest congestion, laryngitis and asthma. A steam bath also lowers blood pressure.

Hyperthermia

The process of hyperthermia provides all these health benefits and more. It induces an artificial fever in the body, which gives the body a signal to fight off disease. As the body temperature rises, toxins and viruses are flushed out. Cholesterol, nicotine, sodium and alcohol are thrown out of the system, while protective antibodies and white blood cells are released into the system. Profuse perspiration also clears lung passages and increases the body’s metabolism.
Hyperthermia takes place when the body reaches 101 degrees F to 103 degrees F.
You need 10 to 15 minutes for a single session in a steam room. Avoid sitting longer as you might feel dehydrated. Drink plenty of water and do wear slippers when you enter the steam room.

Immune System

Hyperthermia or fever therapy strengthens the immune system. The immune system guards the body against illness, bacteria and viruses. The artificial fever induced by the steam room activates the immune system. Both white blood cells and a protein called interferon are produced and released which help in healing the body.

Lymphatic Detoxification

The lymphatic system is a part of your immune system. It plays an important role in detoxifying the body by carrying away waste. It also transports fat from the small intestine and removes bacteria from tissues. Sitting in a steam room cleanses your lymphatic system. Toxins in the lymph fluid leave your body through profuse sweating.

Source: ehow.com

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