How a burst of heat can do you good

How a burst of heat can do you good

The In-Sync Diet aims to gently nudge you to achieve your goals even if at first this does not feel completely comfortable.  We know that mild triggers such as undertaking physical exercise on an empty stomach or allowing yourself to get a little thirsty before properly satiating yourself might feel unpleasant at first but can be beneficial.  Triggers such as hunger and thirst stimulate your metabolism to work for you under these abnormal conditions to ensure your survival.  And from an evolutionary point of view they are familiar stress factors that humans have had to deal with for millions of years.

It came as no surprise to us therefore to read that more and more people are turning to heat treatment i.e. saunas in order to combat the detrimental effects of everyday living.  Researchers at The National Institute of Aging believe that we need to introduce mild stress factors like heat to make us more resistant to 21st century onslaughts.  Typical onslaughts might include not only commonly known sources of toxicity such as pollution but also more seemingly benign situations such as  thermoneutral  environments where the temperature remains at a constant.   We need occasionally to expose ourselves to different external temperatures in order to force our body to adapt to a new situation.  A recent study has supported this view by showing that men that have between four and seven sauna sessions per week have 63% lower risk of all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality compared with those having one or no sauna sessions per week.

To learn more about how to use certain triggers to benefit your health we recommend you read our book!  We invite you to try far infrared sauna which can heat several inches deep into the tissues and promote gentle detoxification.  Alternatively you could also turn the central heating up for an hour occasionally and sit with several layers on!