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Saunas & cold water swimming are so good for you and both relaxing & invigorating!

Medical News Today reports on saunas:

"When a person sits in a sauna, their heart rate increases and blood vessels widen. This increases circulation, in a similar way to low to moderate exercise depending on the duration of sauna use. Heart rate may increase to 100-150 beats a minute while using a sauna. This may bring some health benefits including:

  • Easing pain

  • Reducing stress levels

  • Improving cardiovascular health - lower blood pressure and enhanced heart function.

  • Skin problems

  • Asthma

  • Lower risk of Alzheimer’s "

The benefits of cold water swimming are also numerous:

  • It boosts your immune system

  • It enhances your mood, the cold water activates endorphins

  • It improves your circulation & metabolism

  • It reduces stress & helps improve sleep

  • It increases your libido

  • It burns calories

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