Burn Calories & Control Weight
A 30 minute session in a Solo Infrared Sauna produces profuse sweating which increases
caloric consumption and achieves similar results as running 6-9 miles. This would be very
valuable for those who don't or can't exercise, yet need effective weight control and a fitness
As the body works to cool itself, there is a substantial increase in heart rate, cardiac output and
metabolic rate. Blood flow during whole-body hypothermia is reported to rise from a normal 5
to 7 quarts per minute to as much as 13 quarts per minute.
For most healthy people, as well as for most patients with stable coronary heart disease, sauna
bathing is well tolerated, safe, and has therapeutic value, according to a study published in the
American Journal of Medicine. A comprehensive review of the world’s biomedical literature
(1966 to the present) was carried out by investigators from the Department of Internal Medicine
and University of Oulu, Finland, and the Division of Cardiology, Washington Hospital Center,
A moderately conditioned person can easily sweat off 500 grams of sweat in a sauna—the
equivalent of running three to four miles or 475 to 600 calories. While the weight of the water
lost can be regained by re-hydration with water, the calories will not be.
Burns 600 or more calories in just one 30-minute session!
Calories a 150-pound person normally burns up in 30-minutes of exercise:
Vigorous Racquet Ball
Swimming (crawl stroke)
Tennis (fast game)
Cycling (10 mph)
Golfing (without a cart)
Walking (3.5 mph)