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By Shelley Moore

Far Infrared Saunas are a healthy weight loss solution that can burn 400-600 calories in just one 30 minute session. In the chart below is a summary of how many calories a 150 pound person normally burns during 30 minutes of exercise:

– Marathon Running: 590
– Vigorous Racquet Ball: 510
– Rowing (peak effort): 600
– Swimming(crawl stroke): 300
– Jogging: 300
– Tennis (fast game): 265
– Chopping Wood: 265
– Cycling (10 mph): 225
– Golfing (without a cart): 150
– Walking (3.5mph): 150
– Bowling: 120

In a far infrared sauna, a moderately fit person can sweat one pound of sweat in a 30 minute session, which is the equivalent of running 2-3 miles. While it is true that the weight of the water expelled in the far infrared sauna may be regained by re-hydrating with water – the calories lost with not, resulting in weight loss.

Weight loss is just one of the many benefits of regular use of Far Infrared Saunas.

How weight loss is achieved using Far Infrared Saunas?

Far infrared saunas have been around for years, but only recently have become popular in North America. Japanese have been utilizing far infrared saunas for the past century and have enjoyed tremendous health benefits from them.

Far infrared saunas are unlike conventional saunas which pull sweat out of the body. Far infrared energy penetrates up to 3 inches into the body and PUSHES sweat out of the body. As the body is heated from the inside out, it forces toxins out from under the skin.

The temperature of far infrared saunas is typically between 90? – 120? F versus traditional saunas which operate between 180? -220? F. However, despite operating at a lower, more comfortable temperature, you will typically perspire more in far infrared saunas because the infrared energy penetrates your body at a much deeper level. Fat becomes water soluble at 100? F when it begins to dissolve. It moves through the blood and finally is removed from the body, resulting in weight loss. For rapid detoxification, toxins are also eliminated through your skin using far infrared saunas. Far infrared saunas use radiant heat which is more effective than other heat because it warms you – not the surrounding air. A great example of infrared heat is the sun. The warmth of the heat on your skin on a cold sunny day is far infrared energy. Far infrared waves vibrate at the same frequency as we do, which is why they are able to penetrate into the flesh and warm you up internally. Every moment we are emitting far infrared energy. In fact, palm healing is based on the natural healing properties of far infrared heat.

Are you having problems with weigh loss?

If you are unable to achieve weight loss or continually trying to lose that last 15 pounds you could be over acidic. Often times the body holds on to extra weight because it is toxic and in an acidic environment. When your body is too acidic it produces more insulin than usual. The more insulin that is available, the higher chance the fat will be stored rather than burned as energy, making it difficult for weight loss. To protect itself the body will hold onto the weight. When using far infrared saunas toxic chemicals are removed from the body making weight loss inevitable.

Studies have shown that the detoxification potential of far infrared saunas is 3 times greater than regular saunas. When analyzing the water content of sweat in traditional hot air saunas it was 95-97%. Conversely the water content of sweat in far infrared saunas is about 80-85%. The remaining 15-20% contains toxic substances such as lead, aluminum and fluoride.

Weight loss while Reducing Cellulite!

Far Infrared saunas can assist in breaking down cellulite. Cellulite is a gel-like substance made up of fat, water and wastes which are trapped in pockets below the skin. Profuse sweating helps clear this form of unwanted debris from the body. The heat penetration of far infrared saunas is over twice that of conventional saunas so can be significantly more effective.


1. Weight Loss 2. Detoxify Effect – improve health by ridding your body of toxins 3. Cardiovascular conditioning – can decrease heart failure and hypertension 4. Alleviates Muscle and Joint Pain – great for arthritis and rheumatism sufferers. They are also excellent for athletes when warming up or cooling down as far infrared saunas will increase muscle length 5. Relieves Stress – will leave you feeling rejuvenated 6. Improved Immune System – increase resistance to disease 7. Improved Skin Tone and Elasticity 8. Helps Skin Problems; helps heal scars, burns, acne, eczema, psoriasis 9. Reduce Cellulite 10. Improves male sexual function; Far infrared saunas have been shown to increase the production of nitric oxide. A single person can have the far infrared sauna set up and ready to use in under an hour!

DISCLAIMER: The information in this article is intended for educational purposes only. The author of this article is not a medically trained physician; therefore, any theories or suggestions put forward are intended to supplement and not replace the advice of medically or legally trained professionals. All matters concerning your health require medical supervision. Please ensure that you consult your doctor prior to adopting any suggestions put forward by e-Smart Living, as well as about any condition that may require medical diagnosis or medical attention. E-Smart Living is not responsible in any manner whatsoever for any injury sustained either directly or indirectly from information put forward in this article.

Shelley Moore has spent over 15 years in the health and wellness industry. She is a certified Personal Trainer and Health and Wellness Specialist and has traveled extensively, studying alternative forms of medicine and ancient healing methods.Her website provides healthy, safe home products that help people lead a life full of energy and vitality.

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