Fighting High Blood Pressure? See You At The Sauna!
Medical statistics show that about one out of three Americans have high blood pressure and millions take medications to keep it under control. But IF your doctor is up on the latest research they may be prescribing a trip to the sauna instead.
Researchers from the University of Eastern Finland (sauna - where else?) published their findings in the American Journal of Hypertension. So from the land of the reindeer they looked at over 1,600 middle-aged men, all with high blood pressure. Test subjects were divided into three groups: those heading to the sauna once a week, those going two to three times a week, or those going four to seven times a week.
Grab a towel and lets get to the results. The fine folks from Finland found the risk of having high blood pressure decreased by 24 percent among men who went to the sauna two to three times a week, and decreased by 46 percent among those who visited the sauna four to seven times a week. What more can you want?
It's thought the steam-filled rooms help dilate blood vessels, flush toxins out of the body, and help overcome stress.
Home Saunas can be purchased from a range of three thousand to eighteen thousand dollars. http://consumersrating.org/saunas/index.php