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Healing Power Unlike Any Other Troublesome Cellulite References
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Can You Lose Weight With A Far Infrared Sauna?

Saunas provide an inexpensive, relaxing, and healing, weight loss alternative. It is obvious that more people today are taking health seriously. It is also obvious that people in the United States are at their heaviest weight, leading to key health problems such as heart attacks, diabetes, strokes, and much more. Look around—the market is inundated with gimmicks for losing unwanted weight, including “sensational” diet pills, machines that can take it off before you know it, and one diet craze after another.

In actuality, losing weight and regaining your health takes a real common sense approach. This includes eating a well-balanced diet, daily exercise, drinking plenty of clean water (1-1.5 liters a day), and detoxifying the body of toxins and unhealthy chemicals.

One of the paramount ways you can improve your overall health and lose weight at the same time is by making an “infrared sauna” part of your daily life. It is not just another gimmick—it is a way to transform your life forever.
In contrast to your standard steam or hot rock sauna, the infrared sauna is able to penetrate the body anywhere from one and one-half to two inches, which is far deeper than a traditional. In addition, the body will sweat up to three times more than with a steam sauna. You will lose water weight right away—but you will not regain the calories lost. During a 30-40 minute session in an infrared sauna, you can burn up to 300+ calories. Just to give you an idea as to what you would burn otherwise, here are some examples:

A 150 Pound Person In a 30 Minute Period Would Burn (Calories):

• Marathon Running
• Rowing
• Racquet Ball
• Swimming
• Bowling
• Jogging
• Tennis (energetic)
• Walking (3.5mph)
• Chopping Wood
• Golfing (No Cart!)
• Cycling (10mph)

We know you want to lose weight right away, but if you want to lose fat and keep it off permanently, you will have to be patient. It would be safe to say that losing two pounds of fat (it does not need to be weight) each week is a noteworthy achievement. Losing weight is not that difficult. Sit in a sauna for two hours, and believe us, you’ll find out what we mean. Some weight loss experts think that our bodies use fat to dilute toxins. An infrared sauna is an unsurpassed expeller of toxins so it is an excellent way to get rid of any fat our bodies are utilizing to dilute toxins that we are storing.



Far Infrared Saunas & Troublesome Cellulite

That ugly stuff that is made up of fat, water and waste and is trapped in pockets underneath the skin is called cellulite, and oddly enough only women seem to be afflicted with it. An infrared sauna may help with this condition by generating profuse sweating, which helps clear the area of unwanted toxins. Some authorities in the field of weight loss and body fat feel that the less body fat we have, the smaller our fat cells and the less pressure is exerted on the connective tissue. What does that mean to you and your cellulite? It means that the cellulite is less visible. This may or may not be true, however; exercise definitely improves blood circulation in the skin and using the infrared sauna after your exercise program will just speed up the elimination of toxins, burn calories and reach twice the depth of heat penetration into cellulite. In addition to using the infrared sauna, here are a few more things that will help in the eradication of those ugly dimpling, orange peel or cottage cheese looking afflictions.

• Vigorous exercise, in particular of the muscles in the area of the butt and thighs, such as the gluteus maximus, quadriceps, ect.

• Eating properly balanced diet is extremely successful in clearing toxins and fatty tissue from your body that can cause cellulite.

• Massages at least once a week in conjunction with your infrared sauna has been proven to help since they both aid in the elimination process, which clears fatty build up, and in turn clears cellulite.

• Drinking clean, pure water also assists with the eradication and cleansing of your system from cellulite. Be sure and drink 8-10 glasses a day and be sure you are using either glass or stainless steel to drink out of. Be especially sure not to bring plastic drinking bottles into the sauna, as that will only expedite the leaching of phalates into your water.



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