Saunas Lower Blood Pressure

Reduces Risk of Hypertension




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University of Eastern Finland research on 1,621 men found that four to seven saunas per week can cut high blood pressure risk in half. Their conclusion states, “Regular sauna bathing is associated with reduced risk of hypertension, which may be a mechanism underlying the decreased cardiovascular risk associated with sauna use.”


This article appears in the March 2018 issue of Natural Awakenings.

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