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:
Reducing stress levels
Improving cardiovascular health - lower blood pressure and enhanced heart function.
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