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Millennium Fitness Glenrothes - Body Pump class

Relax after your workout in the Sauna or if you have had a particularly stressful day just come in and use the Sauna. 

There are also health benefits to using the Sauna too:

• During a 10-20 minute sauna session, your heart rate increases by 50-75%. This provides the same metabolic result as physical exercise. The increased cardiac load is the equivalent to a brisk walk. There is a nominal effect on blood pressure because the heat also causes blood vessels in skin to expand to accommodate increased blood flow.

• Blood vessels become more flexible and there is increased circulation to the extremities. During a sauna, blood flow to the skin increases to as high as 50-70% of cardiac output (compared to the standard 5-10%). This brings nutrients to subcutaneous and surface tissue resulting in glowing healthy skin.

• Steambaths and saunas induce sweating to provide a comprehensive cleansing of the skin and sweat glands. Skin is the largest organ in the body. 30% of body wastes are passed through the skin. Profuse sweating enhances the detoxifying capacity of the skin by opening pores and flushing impurities from the body.

• When taking a sauna, skin temperature rises to 40°C (104°F) and internal body temperature rises to about 38°C (100.4°F). Exposure to the high heat creates an artificial fever state. Fever is part of the body’s natural healing process. Fever stimulates the immune system resulting in increased production of disease fighting white blood cells, antibodies and interferon (an anti viral protein with cancer fighting capability).

• Relief from the pain and stiffness of arthritis.

•Steam is an excellent treatment for respiratory problems, such as; chest congestion, bronchitis, laryngitis and sinusitis.

• Revives tired and strained muscles after physical exertion.

•The cleansing effect of profuse perspiration helps provide healthy skin and a clear complexion.

• It’s fantastic for dry brittle hair – pop on some conditioner or a hair mask and wrap your hair in a towel before going in the Sauna, rinse off afterwards for moisturised silky hair – the ladies might want to try it too!!

Need fitness advice or unsure what training to start doing? Talk to us on 01592 771333 or visit the club today!