Going to a sauna twice a week cuts pneumonia risk, study finds

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/10/09/saunas-cut-pneumonia-risk/

Sauna is good for you in many ways has been known in Finland for a long time. Here is another proof:

 Sweating in a sauna at least twice a week could slash the risk of potentially deadly infections like pneumonia, research shows. Men who enjoyed sauna sessions on a regular basis were almost 30 per cent less likely to develop the life-threatening illness.

And four times a week or more cut the risk even further, by almost 40 per cent.

Saunas also reduced the chances of falling ill with asthma and other chest complaints.

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  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Eight health benefits of sauna

    1. Protect from dementia
    2. Reduces the risk of stroke
    3. Reduces blood pressure
    4. Less cardiovascular diseases
    5. Helps the symptoms of asthma
    6. Improve the effects of exercise
    7. Raises skin condition
    8. Relax

    Source: https://www.is.fi/terveys/art-2000005728943.html

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  2. Tomi Engdahl says:

    The big chill: the health benefits of swimming in ice water
    https://www.theguardian.com/global/2018/dec/23/the-big-chill-the-health-benefits-of-swimming-in-ice-water?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

    Why would anyone jump into a freezing lake? A growing number of cold-water swimmers swear by the mental and physical benefits

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  3. Tomi Engdahl says:

    6 yllättävää terveysfaktaa saunomisesta – Tämän vuoksi sinunkin kannattaisi saunoa vähintään neljä kertaa viikossa
    https://yle.fi/aihe/artikkeli/2019/06/18/6-yllattavaa-terveysfaktaa-saunomisesta-taman-vuoksi-sinunkin-kannattaisi

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  4. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Steamy sisu: How Finland’s incredible WWII soldiers built war zone saunas
    https://inktank.fi/sweating-war-finnish-wwii-soldiers-sauna/

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  5. Tomi Engdahl says:

    This Smart Sauna Device Automatically Throws Water Onto the Kiuas and Brings You Beer
    https://www.hackster.io/news/this-smart-sauna-device-automatically-throws-water-onto-the-kiuas-and-brings-you-beer-f0474b64762a

    Saunas are practically a way of life in Finland, and most Finns spend a lot of time in them to escape the frigid temperatures during the winter. They’re also a major part of culture and socialization. To keep the hot room nice and steamy, sauna users need to frequently dump water on hot stones. This Smart Sauna device automatically shoots water onto those stones and also orders beer as a bonus.

    When you’re sitting in a sauna (naked if you’re in Finland — chlorine carried on bathing suits can produce toxic vapor), you’ll need to frequently dump water from a bucket onto the hot stones (called kiuas).

    AWESOME Smart Sauna with a beer button
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=QqeQb9S_Tuc

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  6. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Swimming in Frozen Lake | Crazy Finnish Tradition
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oi76KMomajY

    Ice swimming or swimming in the frozen lake is quite popular activity in crazy Finland. Watch this video to see how profesionals finns do it! Also sauna!

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